Found April 20, 2012 on
The lockout seems so long ago. We have not had to spend any late nights waiting for Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter to emerge from a hotel conference room and explain to us why we were not going to have basketball.
The negotiations were extremely contentious -- thus, our nearly losing the entire season -- and the fractures within the players union were becoming evident. There were several agents who reportedly were upset with the direction Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter were taking the union and seemed determined to end the union and pursue the more aggressive step of decertifying the union.
Everyone seemed to get what they wanted in the end -- a season and a system that seems pretty similar to the one we had before.
There were plenty dissatisfied. And the union is still picking up the pieces.
The drama picked up this week when Derek Fisher pushed union leadership to approve an internal audit of the union's finances. Billy Hunter killed the idea and got the rest of the executiv...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Derek Fisher has balked at a request to step down as president of the NBA players' association.
Fisher released a statement Friday in the wake of a unanimous vote by the NBPA executive committee seeking his ouster.
"I, along with many others, are extremely disappointed with the Executive Committee," Fisher said. "Their demand for my...
Derek Fisher hit back at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive committee after it unanimously called for his resignation as union president, accusing the eight-man group of serving its own interests rather than the league of players it represents.
The veteran Thunder guard said he received support from his NBA peers Friday in the wake of the committee'...
The NBA union's executive committee has requested the resignation of President Derek Fisher.
The NBPA says in a statement on its Twitter feed Friday that the executive committee voted 8-0 Wednesday that it had lost confidence in Fisher's ability to lead. The statement says the decision was based ''on numerous instances over the past six months, where Fisher engaged...
The knives are out for Derek Fisher at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), with the executive committee voting to seek his resignation as union president, Yahoo! Sports reported Friday, citing sources.
The fallout came as the result of Fisher's long-running power struggle with executive director Billy Hunter, which played out in the latter stages of the NBA lockout...
The power struggle between The NBA Players’ Association president, Derek Fisher and it’s Executive Director, Billy Hunter continues as the season winds down. The executive committee at the urging of Hunter is seeking the resignation of Fisher. Fisher has flatly refused to step down and has been working to gather a coalition of players to challenge Hunter’s [...]
The NBPA has voted and have agreed to ask for Derek Fisher’s resignation per ESPN. They voted 8-0 Wednesday asking for the resignation of Fisher and released a statement on Friday. “The Executive Committee based its decision on numerous instances over the past six months, where Fisher engaged in conduct detrimental to the union, including acting the [...]
Reports have surfaced from both Yahoo! Sports and SI that there has been a serious push within the NBPA for Derek Fisher to step down from his post.
Fisher remains adamant to keep his post despite votes from the NBPA’s executive committee asking the 5-time NBA champion to resign from his position.
Fisher and Billy Hunter have been battling for months and this nasty business has...
There is a reason why the issue of union solidarity tends to rise to the fore in coverage of NBA labor-management disputes. The National Basketball Players Association, which has been in a state of virtually constant discord since the retirement of Larry Fleisher, has formally requested the resignation of union president Derek Fisher. The NBPA executive committee voted 8-0 Wednesday...
It’s been a few months since NBA fans have heard about the NBPA and anything related to the excutive committee and Derek Fisher. Afterall, the lockout was resolved and everything seemed pleasant enough. However, the fissure in the leadership within the NBPA was still a problem. A huge problem. A few weeks ago, NBPA president Derek Fisher [...]
The NBPA executive committee has voted to seek the resignation of Derek Fisher.
Derek Fisher has rejected a call from the NBPA for him to resign as president.
The NBPA's executive committee voted 8-0 for Derek Fisher to step down as president.
Good evening, Dribblers! We have a late one today for you, but it will be short and sweet, getting you some of today and yesterday's news so you can get to your hockey playoffs and basketball games. So, let's get to it and stop procrastinating, like next year's Dwight Howard free agency decision.
Big news today was Billy Hunter and Co. ... OK, I'll be fair...