Found January 18, 2013 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
During the NBA lockout, there were whispers that Billy Hunter, the Director of the National Basketball Players Association, wasn’t really moving in the best interest of the players. At the end of the 2012 regular season, NBPA President, Derek Fisher requested an audit of the finances but was shot down by Hunter. Well it seems there was a good reason why Hunter didn’t want the finances examined and it’s not good news for him. It’s alleged that Hunter and union general counsel Gary Hall, never received player representative approval for a five-year, $15 million contract extension for Hunter in 2010 as is the directive per the union’s by-laws. According to Yahoo, Hunter’s contract extension began on July 1, 2011, the first day the NBA’s lockout of the players began. While the NBA’s players lost their salary Hunter  received a $700,000 raise which earned him $3,000,000 per year. In an independent investigation by the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, the findings were pretty damning for Hunter. “Based on the findings of this report, the NBPA should consider whether Mr. Hunter should remain as the Union’s Executive Director and whether new and more effective controls should be enacted to govern the NBPA, its Foundation and its Executive Director, whoever that may be,” the report concluded. In addition to question regarding Hunter’s contract extension, there were also concerns about his business practices involving his friends and family. Hunter “involved family and friends in union business as employees or vendors without full disclosure and the disinterested approval of the union’s officers and directors.”  ”Created an atmosphere at the NBPA that discouraged challenges to his authority, including allowing the union’s former general counsel, Gary Hall, to stop former secretary-treasurer Pat Garrity from speaking freely about conflicts of interest to the executive committee.” “instances in which Mr. Hunter made decisions that reflect poor judgment, displayed insensitivity to conflicts of interest, questions his stewardship of Union resources or raise serious doubts about his interest in the policies and procedures that protect the Union in the orderly conduct of its affairs.” Including an April report that Hunter attempted to invest several million dollars of union funds into a failing New Jersey bank with business ties to his son. While the report doesn’t claim that Hunter was involved in any legal activities, you’d have to imagine that the players, especially the ones who already had suspicions during the lockout, won’t be pleased

Hunter's contract never approved?

National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter signed a 5-year deal in 2010. One problem: It never got the proper player representative approval. 

Billy Hunter's actions deemed wrong, not criminal

A review of the NBA's players' association found that executive director Billy Hunter did nothing illegal with union funds, but enough wrong that players should consider whether he should remain in his position. The report revealed that Hunter's current contract was never properly approved and he failed to disclose that information to the NBPA's executive committee...

Hunter's actions deemed not criminal

NBA players should consider whether they want to keep Billy Hunter as executive director of the players' association after a series of wrongdoings, according to a review of the union released Thursday. The report found no evidence of illegal use of union funds, but revealed that Hunter withheld knowledge that his contract was never properly approved, used poor judgment with...

Players Never Approved Hunter's $15M Contract

Billy Hunter's five-year, $15 million contract extension in 2010 as executive director was never approved by player representatives.

Executive director of the NBA players union Billy Hunter has come under suspicion of shady business dealings.

Moral of the story: Never trust a black man with Thomas Jefferson wig.

Hunter Has No Plans To Step Down From NBPA, Says Probe Confirms No Laws Were Broken

Billy Hunter is planning on continuing as executive director of the NBPA despite several findings against him released in a report on Thursday.

Big Names: NBPA Has “No Obligation” to Keep Hunter (Also: Charles Barkley, Brent Musburger)

After seventeen years, the days may be numbered on Billy Hunter‘s tenure with the NBPA. In other news, TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley is headed back to the broadcast booth, and ESPN’s Brent Musburger denied [...]
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