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 for technicalities sake, the NBA union's executive committee has asked Derek Fisher to resign as president. The board voted 8-0 that it had lost confidence in Fisher's ability to lead. Of course, Fisher refused to step down.
Obviously a lot of this stems back to this summer's lockout and the scrum that Billy Hunter and Fisher had through it, which also included an instance when Fisher was rumored to go behind Hunter's back to privately cut a deal with David Stern and Adam Silver. They are at odds, and this is one of the few ways for Hunter to not only keep his job, but save some face in the process.
Not saying Fisher wasn't ...