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The former US president was in the same building as Derek Fisher and the rest of the players’ union reps (Clinton was there to promote a new book), and he offered words of encouragement to DFish and the gang. Per the NY Times: “After another tense day of politicking and diplomacy, Derek Fisher pushed through a crowded hotel corridor and found himself staring at a master in the field. Bill Clinton smiled and quickly enveloped him in a hug — two Arkansas-born presidents sharing a fantastic moment of serendipity. Clinton was in New York to promote his new book, ‘Back to Work,’ a title that must have struck Fisher as oddly appropriate. Fisher, the president of the N.B.A. players union, is desperately working to end a devastating lockout and to get his 400-plus constituents back to work. It has been a taxing four months for Fisher, who is taking on N.B.A. owners and Commissioner David Stern, while absorbing hits from bitter fans and second-guessing from some of his own players. So Clint...
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As the NBA lockout talks occurred in New York City, they had a rather interesting guest in former NBA president Bill Clinton who showed up to the NBA Players Association Press Conference.Clinton was in New York for a taping of The Daily Show and decided to drop by the talks to give Derek Fisher, a pep talk and a book. That information is courtesy of New York Times writer Howard Beck...
Negotiations go past commissioner's deadline, but no deal gets done. Derek Fisher says owners should be more flexible.The hours began to pile up, as they had numerous times the last few weeks of negotiations, but only one thing became clear as Wednesday bled into Thursday.
Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal.
NEW YORK—Union president Derek Fisher says his orders from NBA players are clear: No deal. "The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept," he said Tuesday.
Derek Fisher stated at a news conference that the players would accept the league’s proposed 50-50 split of revenues if the league to relaxed its proposed restrictions on free agency.
So, how are you guys doing? Man, it’s been a roller coaster ride this week. As you already know, after nearly 11 hours of negotiating on Thursday, the league offered a revised deal based on the possibility of a 72-game season starting on December 15th. However, NBPA President, Derek Fisher and the union didn’t like it: “It [...]
Derek Fisher talks about the players decision to reject the owners' latest proposal.
NEW YORK -- Union president Derek Fisher said late Thursday there has not been enough progress to get a deal done, and the players broke off talks with the NBA.
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players broke off negotiations with the league Thursday night, saying there had not been enough progress to get a deal done to end the lockout.The league offered the players a revised offer after nearly 11 hours of bargaining, but union president Derek Fisher said it ...
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 72-game season starting Dec. 15 is there for NBA players. All they have to do is say yes' to a revised proposal.
If not, they get a far harsher offer, and then who knows if there would even be an NBA season.
"I would not presume to project or predict what the union would do," Commissioner David Stern said. "I can hope, and my hope is that the...
As the players and owners of the NBA continue to quibble over which millionaire/billionaire gets more, should people really be concerned? I can tell you one person who doesn’t care…This Guy! The NBA is a haven for great basketball talent but really, unless one major game is on or the Finals, how many really care?
The owners most recent offer of a 51-49 split was also issued...
NEW YORK (AP) - NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal.No fear of Commissioner David Stern's ultimatum, either."The current offer on the table from the NBA is one that we cannot accept," players' association president Derek Fisher said.Instead, the players said they will ask for another meeting with owners ...