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On Friday, July 10, 1998 5:01 PM, Noah P. Evans [SMTP:email@example.com]
> I was wrong about the Kemp matter. According to a Seattle times article
> contract could only be extended/renegotiated after October 1997(which it
> was, by Cleveland). It was not, as I had said, renegotiable as long as
> Seattle had cap room.
> However, Mcilvaine's(I can spell it now) contract still put Seattle over
> the cap at the renegotiation point, October '97. That was why Kemp forced
Why would their cap situation impact them giving Kemp more ? Doesn't the
Larry Bird exception, the heart of the current lockout, allow them to go
over the cap to resign a player ? Maybe simply increasing his contract
does not qualify if it is not up ?