Found November 08, 2011 on Boston Herald Sports:
PLAYERS: Billy Hunter
TEAMS: Boston Celtics
NEW YORK - The Celtics were the lone team not represented at yesterday's meeting of player representatives, but...

For Billy Hunter, NBA players association, disclaimer of interest could be another option

Decertification isn’t the only option to dissolve the NBA players association and apply pressure to the owners, according to Ken Berger. There’s also a slim possibility Billy Hunter could step aside as executive director of the union, in a legal maneuver called a disclaimer of interest.The legal term for this would be a disclaimer of interest, which would only require a letter...

Rick Barry thinks ‘Billy Hunter is one of the worst things that happened to the NBA’

Rick Barry is clearly not a fan of what NBA PA executive director Billy Hunter is doing. There's not a lot I can add to Barry's (above, with legendary long-jumper Bob Beamon) words beyond pointing out that the lovely folks at Sports Radio Interviews led us toward his interview with KNBR from Tuesday: "If I was still a player today I would be totally ticked off by the...

Billy Hunter: NBA Might Cancel Games Through Christmas

After the players emerged from their meeting yesterday, saying they found the owners’ latest proposal totally unacceptable, union Executive Director Billy Hunter told the assembled press corps that he’s been hearing of more NBA games being on the chopping block, if a deal isn’t agreed to this week. From Yahoo! Sports: “The Players Association offered to drop its revenue...

Billy Hunter endorses Paul Pierce, decertification push; players gather enough petition signatures to force vote

Paul Pierce indeed led the NBA players’ push for decertification, but he did it with the consent of players union chief Billy Hunter.Despite being the Celtics’ player representative, Pierce was the only team rep not present at the mandatory union meeting yesterday. ESPN cited sources who said Pierce did not miss the meeting as a boycott.Pierce’s decertification push has succeeded...

Optimistic notes as deadline approaches

Even if Billy Hunter says he doesn't take David Stern's 5 p.m. deadline seriously, it has undeniably added excitement to today's talks. Today, everything happens to a steady stream of chatter behind the scenes ... players, team personnel, anyone and everyone involved in the NBA wants to know: Could today be the day? My hunch is that the deadline will prove to have been...

Billy Hunter wonders whether David Stern is ‘hostage’ of NBA owners

Reasonably, as long as they are trying to make a deal with the players rather than pancake them, the NBA owners would accept the 50-50 BRI split players offered on Tuesday, make system tweaks by Wednesday, and David Stern and Billy Hunter would shake hands with a tentative agreement Wednesday evening.In a negotiation that was initially expected to come down to money, players have...

If they do get a deal, how many NBA games will there be?

From the day that we see Billy Hunter and David Stern shake hands, it’s going to take at least 30 days to get the NBA regular season started. Which means solve it soon and we can still have hoops on Christmas. But how many games in the regular season would we see? The NBA will…

NBA union: No deal; no fear of ultimatum, either

NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. Union executive director Billy Hunter, speaks during a news conference as Player's association president, Derek Fisher, right, and other NBA players look on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011, in New York. NBA players are meeting to discuss whether to accept the league's current proposal to end the lockout. Players have until Wednesday...

NBA players reject owners' take-it-or-leave-it offer

Deadline late Wednesday afternoon, but two sides could meet beforehandAfter a meeting with 29 of the 30 player representatives on Tuesday afternoon in New York, union executive director Billy Hunter and National Basketball Players Association President Derek Fisher rejected what the NBA has classified a take-it-or-leave-it offer that will worsen as the close of business Wednesday if not accepted.

Labor Negotiations Have Spanned 140 Hours Over 22 Different Meetings

David Stern, Adam Silver, Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter have been the primary negotiators throughout the lockout.

NBA presents union with revised offer; 72-game season could start Dec. 15

NBA presents union with revised offer; 72-game season could start Dec. 15 By Brian T. Smith The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 10, 2011 09:52PM MDT NBA owners offered players a revised collective bargaining agreement proposal Thursday, centered around a 72-game regular season that would start Dec. 15. National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter...

C-a-C: ‘Hmm … you pose an interesting question, Ted Turner’

"I suppose I would have to say that I have a difficult time believing that a donkey and an ogre could become such good friends in real life, because while studies suggest that several types of animals display the capacity for friendship as humans understand it, donkeys have not yet been counted among that number, and also, ogres do not exist. But I am glad you are enjoying...

Tolliver admits union membership divided on next move

Some NBA players want to put David Stern’s ultimatum offer to a vote, take it and get back on the court. Some NBA players want to start the process to decertify the union and fight the owners fire with fire. It leaves union president Derek Fisher and director Billy Hunter in a no win situation…
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