All rights reserved. Tyson Chandler set the standard for Mavericks center during his one-season stint in Dallas. Erik Spoelstra has been with the Miami Heat for nearly two decades, and the team is hoping they remain together for years to come.
Amin Elhassan writes that as the NBA's collective bargaining agreement and the league's economics have evolved, the maximum-contract clause has become outdated and actually hurts teams.
Go to Juwan Howard. If Dez Bryant holds out, as he has threatened, he'll be going down a road traveled by Joe DiMaggio, Emmitt Smith, Mark Messier and other athletes who used the tactic in search of better deals.
The Miami Heat promoted Andy Elisburg to general manager and hired Juwan Howard as an assistant coach, those moves among a slew of front-office maneuvering announced Saturday. Michigan's heralded freshman class stormed to the 1992 national championship game, and changed the culture and style of college hoops forever. Juwan Howard was on the floor for the final moments of the win that clinched last season's NBA championship for the Miami Heat.
But the standard is far from the norm.