NBA union head Hunter placed on indefinite leave

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An interim executive director is in place after Billy Hunter was placed on indefinite leave. (Getty Images)
An interim executive director is in place after Billy Hunter was placed on indefinite leave. (Getty Images)

NEW YORK -- Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave of absence as executive director of the NBA players' association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and decision making.

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The union is forming an interim executive committee and advisory committee, president Derek Fisher says in a statement released Friday.

Fisher pushed for the outside review of Hunter and the union, which found no illegal use of funds but cited Hunter for a number of poor choices and urged players to consider whether he should remain in charge during their All-Star weekend meetings.

Fisher says "immediate change is necessary."

Union attorney Ron Klempner was appointed acting executive director.

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