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NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Posted on: November 26, 2011 3:00 am
Edited on: November 26, 2011 3:12 am
 
Posted by Ben Gollivernba-lockout

Representatives of the NBA and its players met for more than 15 hours on Friday in New York City to reopen face-to-face labor negotiations after the National Basketball Players Association disbanded to file file an antitrust lawsuit against the league last week. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports that a "tentative agreement reached, according to one of the negotiators." 

Talks began at noon Friday and ran past 3 a.m. Saturday morning. 

The two sides are reportedly aiming to hammer out an agreement that would allow the NBPA to salvage a 66-game regular season that would begin on Christmas Day. It is assumed that the NBA needs a roughly 1-month lead time to get a new season up and running, and Friday was exactly one month prior to Christmas.

Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reported that, in addition to former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter, former NBPA president Derek Fisher and former NBPA board member Maurice Evans, the players were led into the negotiations by attorney Ron Klempner and economist Kevin Murphy. The league was represented by NBA commissioner David Stern, deputy commissioner Adam Silver, San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and NBA general counsel Rick Buchanan. NBPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who recently said that Stern treated NBA players "like plantation workers," was not present, although Yahoo reported he did participate via conference call.  

The two sides reportedly exchanged "back-channel" communication on Tuesday and Wednesday for the first time since Nov. 10, when the NBA made its latest formal proposal to the players, which was rejected, as the players opted to file suit instead. 

Saturday is the 159th day of the ongoing NBA lockout.

This post will update with more information. 
Comments

Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:30 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Yet you're one of the fist to comment about it.



Since: Jan 13, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:21 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Who cares, who cares, who cares....blah blah blah.....no interest, no interest, no interest. NBA gets no concern or care outta me. If the NBA never played another game I wouldn't even notice.




Since: Sep 7, 2007
Posted on: November 26, 2011 2:07 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Yep, there's No arrogance whatsoever in Sean Avery...btw, coould I interest you in some sloppy seconds?




Since: Jan 7, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:58 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Basketball: Boring until the last 2 minutes of a game.

Hockey: Boring until the last 2 minutes of a game.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:57 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Great news! Need filler until Football season!



Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:55 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Just ruined my weekend.



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:49 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Good deal....shoot some hoops!




Since: Dec 8, 2010
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:46 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Too bad. I hate basketball!!!! Boring until the last 2 minutes of a game. Hockey rules!!!!! Lots of action, players are down to earth small town boys from around the world who appreciate the privilege to play in the NHL. No arrogance like most NBA players, no trouble makers away from the rinks and accessable to their fans. NBA sucks!!!!!



Since: May 22, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:44 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Really then why did you make a comment your response gives away your envy so sad so very sad person you must be



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2011 1:43 pm
 

NBA, Players 'reach tentative agreement'

Wow I never knew that sheep were active fans of basketball.
And could you tell me again how the NBA lockout affected your personal life? How exactly did a month without basketball hurt you? Or do you just like to run around as an angry, vindictive little man?


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