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Saturday, October 11, 2008
 
More on Baylor and Age Discrimination

Mike's post on the possibility (however remote) that Elgin Baylor was a victim of age discrimination reminds me of some things I wrote after the $10-million verdict against the Knicks and Isiah Thomas for sexual harassment. I criticized the NBA's refusal to take any action action Thomas or the Knicks, and particularly its rationale that this simply was a "civil matter."

At the time, I asked the following:

Suppose a white team executive fired his Black head coach because of the coach's race and explicitly used racial slurs in doing it and the coach prevails on a race discrimination claim, recovering major compensatory and punitive damages. Would Stern really do nothing to the executive because it is a "civil matter"? And what is the difference from what happened here? Is it a matter of coach as opposed to a non-basketball executive?


Age discrimination does not carry the same social outrage as race discrimination. But if Baylor does pursue this and prevails, maybe we are about to get some answers to my questions.





4 Comments:

Seriously: go enjoy some college football.

Anonymous Anonymous -- 10/11/2008 2:36 PM  


Nasr Escobar,Entertainment law Attorney, In extension to the Elgin Baylor exiting, In review,I will base a premise that there was no (racial) underlining in this firing, Elgin was employed for nearly 22yrs by the team as president of basketball operations and was able to produce the (worse record) in NBA history threw this that entire tenor, Now in any other company no person would been able to last that long in such a vital role to the teams growth, And for the team to keep there allegiance to him and offer him a consultant role with pay but no executive rights ,Doesn`t seem like a slap in the face, Its more of a situation to not dismiss the respect of the man but not be detained with his vision that has led to the tanking of the franchise as well, He is not the sole reason for the losses,But he is a portion of the problem, And there is no franchise that has existed that didnt have to destroy and rebuild and create a new birth of the company..

Nasr Escobar esq

Anonymous Nasr Escobar esq -- 10/13/2008 11:35 AM  


Nasr,

Is that English?

Anonymous Anonymous -- 10/13/2008 4:43 PM  


very nive

Anonymous halk bilimi -- 1/29/2009 6:47 PM  


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