NBA lays off 114 employees

Updated: July 16, 2011, 10:50 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The NBA laid off 114 people the past two days, planned cost-cutting moves that a league spokesman said Thursday are "not a direct result of the lockout."

The laid-off employees represent about 11 percent of the league office workforce in New York, New Jersey and internationally.

Spokesman Mike Bass told The Associated Press the layoffs are "not a direct result of the lockout but rather a response to the same underlying issue; that is, the league's expenses far outpace ...

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