Miller was designated Tuesday as the team's amnesty player, a move that may save the Heat more than $30 million in luxury tax payments over the next two years and comes only a few days after team President
But with the team's tax bill set to be bigger than ever — depending on what the final payroll numbers are, the Heat could pay as much as $2.50 per $1 they are over the salary-cap threshold for this coming season under the league's new and more punitive rules — the team ultimately made the call to part with Miller, a move that he suspected was coming.
Riley said the team tried to trade Miller, then had to make "a very difficult decision" to use the one-time amnesty provision on him.
Miller would have made $6.2 million this season, and $6.6 million next season. He still gets that money, but his salary will not count against Miami's cap, nor will it count against a luxury-tax hit that was in line to exceed $30 million this coming season alone.
In exchange for the guilty plea, Kidd agreed to speak to Long Island high school students about the dangers of drunk driving. If he fulfills his community service, his plea will be reduced to a violation, driving while ability impaired, when he returns to court Sept. 30.
Martina Hingis to play at La Costa
Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Hingis plans to come out of retirement and play doubles at the Southern California Open at La Costa Resort in Carlsbad. She will play with
The 32-year-old Hingis will be making her first WTA tournament appearance since September 2007.
The former No. 1 player in the world was often troubled by foot injuries. She retired for the second time in 2007, when she drew a two-year suspension for testing positive for cocaine at Wimbledon. Hingis denied taking the drug but did not appeal the ruling.
The tournament is July 27-Aug. 4.
Two other seeded players lost.
The Green Bay Packers signed safety
Pete Accardy, who guided the Cal State Northridge men's and women's swim teams to 13