Found November 10, 2011 on Celtics Town:
PLAYERS: David Stern
Another weekend, another 20+ hours worth of meetings have resulted in the continuation of the NBA lockout. This time, the players at least left the meetings with a proposal to vote on.After ten hours Thursday, NBA owners offered players a revised proposal, which the union will present to its members. David Stern characterized the proposal as the union’s final proposal before reverting to the 47% BRI, hard (-ish) cap system, doomsday offer Stern has threatened. Stern loves holding a wrecking ball nearby Hunter’s window, just in case.For now, the clock remains “stopped,” and the union will present the revised proposal to its members on Monday. If the player reps like what they see, or even if they don’t, a vote can presumably be held on the proposal sometime next week. If the players vote yes, a 72-game schedule (of basketball games, real basketball games!) will begin on Dec. 15.Yes, there could be basketball on the horizon. Then again, the union could reject the deal, the NBA could...

Commissioner David Stern Believes 'Greedy' Agents Hurting Chances of NBA Deal

NEW YORK -- Commissioner David Stern blamed "greedy" NBA agents Saturday for trying to scuttle a new labor deal and believes they are trying to push their clients into a "losing strategy" of decertification. And Stern says neither the threat of that process nor any request from the union will change the league's negotiating position, repeating that there would...

David Stern Dunking all over Fisher

Done With this NBA Lockout David Stern makes one last proposal to the players association to save the NBA season with a 72 game season.  That’s more than enough games

NBA Commissioner David Stern On Owners Latest Offer

NBA Commissioner David Stern appeared on ESPN’s SportsCenter yesterday to spin the owners side again. The offer Stern was discussing is one which will have the a 72 game season that will begin on December 15th. The Union is taking the weekend to decide on decertification as the rumblings are that this offer is still not acceptable. Stern is also hinting that if the union decides...

Ashley F. & Miami Heat Dancer Lockout Rolls On

As the NBA and the NBA Players meet today with David Stern promising a war the athletes don’t want if they pass on his 50-50 revenue split offer. In other words, either the players call Stern’s bluff or take the deal. If Stern isn’t bluffing, the NBA season will, in effect, be over. The players will dig in. So will the owners. The real losers here are all those workers caught...

Report: Stern Insists On at Least 70-Game Season

The NBA’s proposed 72-game season would start on December 15, which would mean a deal needs to be struck soon. From Marc Stein: “What I know for sure: David Stern didn’t arbitrarily arrive at 72-game offer. To have a season, I’m told, Stern insists on at least 70 games.”

Sterns Offers 72-Game Schedule, Players Won't Bite

By: Kyle Phillippi Last night, the meetings between the NBA and the players' union  failed to deliver the news that every NBA fan had been hoping to hear.  However, recent rumblings have brought to life Commisioner David Stern's newest plan: start the season on December 15 and beging a 72-game regular season.  "I would not presume to project or predict what the union...

Stern: 'Greedy' agents hurting chances of NBA deal

Commissioner David Stern blames "greedy" NBA agents for trying to scuttle a new labor deal and believes they are trying to push their clients into a "losing strategy" of decertification.

David Stern’s comment to union economist Kevin Murphy

Disclaimer: this comment from David Stern to union economist Kevin Murphy probably means nothing. (TrueHoop)As he left the news conference early Thursday morning, after 12 hours of bargaining, Stern stopped in the crowded hallway to converse with union economist Kevin Murphy, who says he is trying to arrange his schedule to be here for the next session to start at noon.Stern encouraged...

Commish takes aim at agents

David Stern fired back yesterday for the first time at agents pushing NBA players toward decertification, saying it’s a bargaining ploy and if executed likely would kill the season. The NBA commissioner also warned decertification legally may void all player contracts, adding agents would get “burned.’’ For now, it...

Players get a new deal, and a break to ponder it

NEW YORK (AP) - David Stern is ready to start a 72-game season on Dec. 15.Players, however, aren't prepared to make that happen just yet.If they choose to reject the league's latest ultimatum, they will get a far harsher offer, one that could put the entire NBA season in jeopardy.The ...

NBA players, owners meeting as deadline expires

Commissioner David Stern's deadline has passed while the NBA and its players continue negotiating in an attempt to end the lockout.

Players reject latest offer, will ask for another meeting

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 before Stern's Wednesday afternoon deadline...

Players get a new deal, and a break to decide

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...

First Cup: Thursday

Howard Beck of The New York Times: "This round of negotiations is being conducted with small groups on each side. Stern was joined by Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt — who heads the N.B.A.’s labor relations committee — and the league’s top two lawyers, Rick Buchanan and Dan Rube. Representing the union were Fisher and the executive director Billy Hunter...
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