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NBA Commissioner David Stern has put together a media assault-basically to get the word out to NBA players- about the latest deal NBA ownership presented to the union. The deal that has the â€ś50-50â€ł BRI split and would allow for a 72 game NBA season that starts December 15th.
Stern and deputy commissioner, Adam Silver took over the NBA Twitter account yesterday to answer questions about the deal and even put together a powerpoint presentation to inform â€śthe peopleâ€ť of the cool, FAIR deal the owners have offered up.
Fans, media, andÂ NBA star Dwyane Wade and Spencer Hawes Tweeted questions to the account. Check DWade and Spencer Hawes questions as well as a few others, plus the â€śdeal pointsâ€ť presentation.
Stern is no fool, he knows the NBAâ€™s TV partners (ESPN and TNT) are probably getting antsy, those missing NBA games require a lot of TV inventory to fill and money the NBA will lose. The Union has done a poor job keeping their players informed from the looks of things. ...
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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...
NBA Commissioner David Stern appeared on ESPNâ€™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.
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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.
The NBA announced on Sunday night they would take questions from people on Twitter and David Stern and Adam Silver would answer them. What followed was a series of refutations from players and repetition of talking points theyâ€™ve been spewing for months. It was neither productive, insightful, nor revealing. It did not harness the powerâ€¦
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The NBA really has presented an awful, awful deal to its players. Last week I called it "lousy." The more information that spools in, the more we learn about its lousefulness. We're now creating words to enumerate just how terrible a deal this is.
Of course, before we tear into it, our position that the NBA players badly need to sign off on this deal stands. In a...