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Jerry Stackhouse: NBPA in no rush to name new chief

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Jerry Stackhouse, vice president of the National Basketball Players Association, told reporters this week the union is not rushing to name a new executive director in the aftermath of Billy Hunter's dismissal.

From the Associated Press:

Jerry Stackhouse says the [NBPA] is focusing on getting more players involved in union activities and is in no rush to hire a search firm to choose a new executive director.

The NBPA has been looking new director since February, when Billy Hunter was ousted after a number of questionable decisions.

Stackhouse is the first vice president of the union and among its most outspoken members.

Speaking at the NBPA's 20th Top 100 Camp for high school stars at the University of Virginia, Stackhouse says the union is "trying to build something we can be really proud of" and would like to have a new director by the next All-Star break, when Adam Silver replaces retiring NBA Commissioner David Stern.

via Stackhouse: No rush to replace Hunter as NBPA head

The NBPA executive committee voted unanimously 24-0 to dismiss Hunter in February following a report from an independent investigation that found multiple instances of questionable conduct during his tenure as executive director. In response to the probe, Hunter dismissed members of his family from the staff in a failed attempt to retain his position.

Hunter, who is suing both the players union and Derek Fisher for defamation and breach of contract, served as executive director from 1996-2013.

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