Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 8/1/13
The NBA lockout in 2011 showed a lot of warts from within the Players Union. Change had to come. In-fighting between several union members led by Union president Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter showed a union that got a collective bargaining agreement they could live with but not one they were too thrilled about. The new NBA collective bargaining agreement is still working its way into operation. There will be new players though helping its renegotiation and its implementation in the coming years. David Stern steps down as the league's commissioner in February and Adam Silver takes over. Silver was reportedly the lead negotiator during the lockout. The Players Association will also have new leadership. Derek Fisher's term as NBPA President is set to end this summer. Jerry Stackhouse, the first vice president, has been handling most of the union's business this offseason. A new president is on his way. And, for the first time since the 1999 lockout, it might be a...
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