Coaching salaries are a line item budget that is not dictated by a CBA. They talked a good game last time, but bottom line wouldn't pay for a top coach and a new staff. Funny, how many asst. coaches were retained because they didn't want to buy out their contracts.
Players salarie have to be spent due to the CBA. Throw a big name in once in a while to sell tickets. I do give them credit for retaining Stevie, Freddy and Kyle, but they have to spend near the cap.
The culprits are the money people at OBD. They are probably compensated through bonus incentives from bringing in a season under budget.