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NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Posted on: October 4, 2011 6:54 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

NBA commissioner David Stern announced on Tuesday that the league would cancel the rest of its preseason schedule effective immediately and expected to cancel the first two weeks of the 2011-2012 regular season on Monday, Oct. 10, as a result of a lack of progress in ongoing labor negotiations between the league and the National Basketball Players Association.

"Today we will be announcing the cancellation of the rest of the exhibition season and by Monday we will have no choice but to cancel the first two weeks of the season," Stern said. Back on Sept. 23, the NBA announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the preseason. 

The NBA's regular season was supposed to start on Nov. 1. 

NBPA executive director Billy Hunter said that the two sides do not currently have any further negotiating meetings scheduled and that the next meetings might be "a month or two months" away.

Here's video of NBA commissioner David Stern cancelling the preseason and the likely delay of the regular season.


Comments

Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 5:18 am
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Greed Greed Greed...cancel the season...cancel your nba tv channel...we'll all save money...they don,t care about their fans so why should we care about them...former nba fan



Since: Sep 13, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:09 am
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

 

   the NBA is out of control. It is just an example of the Inmates being allowed to run the asylm. David stren is nothing more than a $15 Million/year whipping post for the NBA Owners.




Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:43 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Does anyone still watch the NBA?



Since: Apr 19, 2010
Posted on: October 4, 2011 11:08 pm
 

If I am the owner of a NBA team I hold tryouts

If I am the owner of a NBA team I hold tryouts and hire the best best walk on's that show up untill my regulars employee's decide they wanna work again. Ill tell you I wouldn't let players decide the fate of the season and tell me how to run my team. Right now they have no CBA so have the owners hire new players for the time being and longterm if the players can't come to a agreement. I will tell you I don't care how dam good my employee's are I would never pay them the percentages these players are asking for. As for me a canceled season make me lose my long term interest as a fan due to there greed and lack of caring about there fans.



Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:42 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Until MLB and the NBA pull their heads out of the "sand" (insert your own word) and restructure the business model to create a significantly more level playing field (think NFL as an example) then the market will continue to shrink, and it should.  Hard cap, both min and max...

Yes, those things are part of the success of the NFL, but let's be real ... a very big part of the NFL's success is gambling, fantasy football, football pools, etc.  TV ratings have declined for just about everything on TV.  Big TV events like the olympics, the Oscars, etc all have had big ratings declines. NFL ratings have declined over the last decade but not as dramatically as other TV shows/events/sports.  I really think the explosion of fantasy football played a big part in helping the NFL ratings that were also declining.  The NFL has bucked the trend in ratings decline for TV shows/events/sports. The business model is a big part of the succes, but it's not the only part of the success.  



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: October 4, 2011 10:03 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

so you just did the players a favor yawn scumbag stern



Since: Dec 23, 2009
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:58 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Well, NBA basketball gets better TV ratings than college basketball.  Regular season NCAA ratings are very low. The most recent NBA Finals had higher ratings than the Final Four.  Also, the most recent NBA Finals had higher TV ratings than the most recent World Series.  I can understand that some of you are not NBA fans and don't care, but the idea that nobody cares is wrong.  Personally, I like both college and pro and care about both. 



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:14 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Cause ur gay



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:13 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

The greedy players do not get paid during pre season the only one's missing out will be the greedy owners who will be missing out on the gate, concessions and food money so call what you want the rich owner's are at fault for this holdout as much money as the owner's make off these greedy players that have the nerve to want them to take a pay cut I'm on the players side on this so if they strike the whole season go overseas and make money bleep the owners and there good ole boy network.



Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: October 4, 2011 9:03 pm
 

NBA commissioner David Stern cancels preseason

Talk about a teaser, here is ESPN's title line for the story: "NBA to cancel games if no deal Monday."  I thought for sure the negotiations were headed into the porcelain bucket, but alas, it is only about the rest of the preseason and the first two weeks of the season.

Here, I was expecting a big, juicy Porterhouse steak, instead the serving was nothing more than an overcooked veggie hot dog.  C'mon owners and players, you are just dragging us along.  First ownership mentions that they were going to kill off the season, then the players were talking about solidarity and killing off the season.  Look, each side wants to detonate the 2011-12 season, but then when it is time to fish, both of y'all cut bait. If you are going to give us the year with no N.B.A., make good on the promise and pull the plug.  Christmas 2011 is a Sunday, so that means there will be the National Football League's quality product on TV competing with the stale N.B.A.  Give me the National Football League every time.



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