Unicaja's players and coach agree to pay cut during the pandemic

Coach Luis Casimiro gives instructions to his players.
Coach Luis Casimiro gives instructions to his players. / Migue Fernández
  • The squad's salary will be reduced by 10 per cent should action resume and by 20 per cent should the season be cancelled

The entire Unicaja playing squad and coach Luis Casimiro have agreed to take a pay cut for the duration of the stoppage of the basketball season as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

This followed relatively brief negotiations after the announcement made on Good Friday by the board of directors that the club would be pursuing a wage cut with the state of alarm having been extended. The statement also made it clear that coaches, administrative staff and academy players (on a considerably lower salary) would remain unaffected.

Despite concerns aired by players whose contracts were set to expire, the squad unanimously agreed to a salary reduction of 10 per cent should league action resume in the coming weeks (in June if given the all-clear) and a 20 per cent reduction if no more games are played this campaign.