I listened to the interview.
I agree that you need to work with the PBL on a some larger issues concerning the sport so I can understand why you stayed away from a few topics..
I agreed with the host (and disagreed with Sev) about the pay issue.. if the players know what support they're getting from the team, and they get that support, then that's perfectly fair.
What I would have been interested to hear is how things are going in the new Chicago and Scranton markets.. Sev made it a point to tell everyone that he shifted his focus from having basketball people to having business people running teams.. a good start.. But both new teams have been announced for at least a week now and neither has more than a splash page as a website which is a terrible decision for a sports team.. One team doesn't even have a name yet..
I can think of two good reasons for the PBL to rush the announcement of new teams: owner recruiting and Rochester.
But I shake my head when I see all these sports teams that have nearly their entire budget go to the basketball operations, and then bristle at the notion of paying for a front office.. The owners think they're being clever by getting a staff of interns and volunteers who'll work for free and then the owners scratch their heads wondering why they're bleeding cash.. (it's because you haven't brought anyone on board who specializes in making the team money..)
Sev said he's got business people in charge now.. so hopefully PBL teams will be run as entertainment businesses first and not run as basketball teams.. but in my opinion someone should have spent at least some time and launched proper websites for the two new team announcements.. more importantly someone should have known better..