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 events of next week will lead us to a 72-game schedule starting on Dec. 15."
The league presented the players' association with the new offer Thursday after nearly 11 hours of bargaining, hoping it would be enough to end the lockout. But union president Derek Fisher said it doesn't address all the necessary system issues that are important to the players.
"It does not meet us entirely on the system issues that we felt were extremely important to try and close this thing out, and so at this point we've decided to end things for now, take a step back," Fisher said. "We'll go back as an executive committee, as a board, confe...