Found November 01, 2011 on RealGM:
In his latest letter to players, Derek Fisher denied a report published over the weekend that claimed Billy Hunter and another unnamed member of the union's executive board have questioned Fisher about his relationship with David Stern and Adam Silver.

Report: Union president Derek Fisher was ready to take NBA's 50-50 offer

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Fisher goes on the defensive

Derek Fisher is not exactly known for his defense these days.

Derek Fisher Demands Retraction Of Article That Says He’s In Collusion With David Stern

The timing of stories stating that Derek Fisher of being in David Stern’s pocket was interesting. It comes after the league quietly fined Micky Arison, owner of the Miami Heat for tweeting that there was a divide between NBA team owners. It also comes after negotiations were Stern implied Billy Hunter and the players are stonewalling further progress in the labor talks. But as...

Fisher denies union rift in letter (AP)

Derek Fisher denies a rift in union leadership in a letter to NBA players, telling them there have been "no side agreements, no side negotiations or anything close" with league officials. A story Saturday on titled "Is Fisher in Stern's pocket?" said there was a disagreement between Fisher and players' association executive director Billy...

Derek Fisher Responds To Whitlock's Claim That He's Allegedly In Stern’s Hip Pocket

Over the weekend, Jason Whitlock wrote a column referencing a source who told that the belief existed amongst the NBA Players Association that Derek Fisher had been co-opted by Commissioner David Stern. He used a lot of references from The Wire in the piece, and essentially said that Fisher promised Stern he could deliver the union at a 50-50 BRI split. In return,...

Kobe Vs. LeBron; Derek Fisher Vs… Billy Hunter?

The best one-on-one player in the game? We thought we already answered this earlier this summer. Dime’s fanbase seemed to think Dirk Nowitzki would take home the top spot, but yet we can’t help but think that was a little bit of the championship hangover as well as crazed fans doing whatever they can to [...]

The Mess Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter Find Themselves in

by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni This is how embarrassingly bad things have gotten for the NBA players’ side in this labor war: they went from fighting David Stern, public opinion, and the team owners. to fighting allegations that their leaders are now fighting amongst themselves. Here’s the blow-by-blow of what’s taken place over the last 72 hours or so, a crucial period...

Are players leaning towards 50-50 split?

Every one of the seven NBA players who I contacted over the past two days has made two things clear:The players want to play ball, and they're willing to take a 50-50 split of basketball-related income (BRI) to make it happen. Mostly, they seem ready to vote on the issue and avoid missing paychecks.I connected with the players this week, either via phone conversation or text...

Infighting within union spills over into media labor reports

The NBA players are not a unified front right now. And the cracks are showing in varied media reports. On one side you have the hardliners, as represented in Jason Whitlock’s piece at Fox Sports over the weekend. One which said that union director Billy Hunter had to confront union president Derek Fisher because Fisher…

Lockout continues after sides fail to agree on how to split Halloween candy

NEW YORK—The NBA season was supposed to tip off tonight, but the lockout continues as players and owners remain embroiled in intense negotiations. The latest round of disagreements between the two sides stems from how to fairly distribute this year’s massive haul of Halloween candy. Commissioner Stern and the owners had a proposal calling for owners to receive 75% of all...
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