Ever since they've had the team, team salary has consistently gone down.
In previous years, no individual team average salary ever reached this year's major league average salary.
The cap will be triggered when team salaries reach 67 percent of ticket sales and network television revenue.
Players on non-guaranteed "summer contracts" are not included in team salary unless they make the regular season roster.
The Stars released him on July 5, 1989 in a move to reduce the team salary.
The Players Association began computing average team salaries in 1978.
Average team salaries as computed by the Players Association.
The Nets have a team salary of $9.3 million, which leaves them about $2.5 million to pay Coleman this season.
These numbers have helped raise team salaries to near or above this year's salary cap of $11,871,000.
They earn about $100,000 a year in team salaries plus $40,000 to $50,000 in prize money and endorsements.