—Mike O’Hara, “Lions Notebook: Glover calls move business decision,” The Detroit News, February 22, 1998
—Rob Klovance, “Blair latest big free agent scooped up by B.C. Lions,” The Vancouver Sun (British Columbia), March 11, 1999
The Celtics are $ 5 million over the $ 15.175 million salary cap. They once were some $ 10 million over, and they got that way because teams are allowed to exceed the cap when re-signing their own free agents.
Because they were over the cap when Lewis signed his major contract extension, the worth of Lewis’ cap slot reverted to the final year of his former contract. This is a built-in penalty for teams who exceed the cap; it is known as base-year compensation.
—Michael Arace, “ At face value, board makes Celtics pay for their success,” Hartford Courant (Connecticut), November 14, 1993