David Stern, the commissioner of the only pro sports league with a salary cap for players, has a yearly salary of $3.5 million
that exceeds the combined annual salaries of the three other major pro sports commissioners.
Paul Tagliabue of the National Football League is paid $1 million a year, baseball's Fay Vincent earns $500,000 and the National Hockey League's John Ziegler $425,000. Stern has just received a five-year contract worth $27.5 million that includes a $10 million bonus.
''David is very deserving,'' said the Phoenix Suns' president Jerry Colangelo.(AP)