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Billy Hunter is being placed on an indefinite leave of absence as executive director of the NBA players' association, following a report that was critical of his leadership and decision making.
The union is forming an interim executive committee and advisory committee, president Derek Fisher says in a statement released Friday.
Fisher pushed for the outside review of Hunter and the union, which found no illegal use of funds but cited Hunter for a number of poor choices and urged players to consider whether he should remain in charge during their All-Star weekend meetings.
Fisher says ''immediate change is necessary.''
Union attorney Ron Klempner was appointed acting executive director.
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Executive director Billy Hunter has fired his daughter and daughter-in-law from the NBA players' association, less than two weeks after a review criticized his hiring practices.
In a letter to the union's special committee of players, dated Jan. 23, Hunter informed them that Robyn Hunter was to be let go as of Jan. 25. Megan Inaba will stay on through the All-Star break...
Tweet Billy Hunter, who was at the forefront of the NBA’s labor strike back in 2011, has been placed on a leave of absence by the NBPA executive committee, reports Y! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBPA executive committee has placed executive director Billy Hunter on a leave of absence, source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian [...]
Billy Hunter has made his fair share of enemies in his role as the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association. Last year during the lockout, his motives were questioned and players and their agents wondered whose side he was really on.
Now he has got a new mess to clean up.
An internal investigation into Hunter’s hiring practices showed him to be...
Derek Fisher will have to step up in Billy Hunter’s absence.credit: biography.com
This entire Billy Hunter story is not a good look for the NBA.
If you missed it, Hunter and the NBA Players Association was investigated, and it was revealed that Hunter’s contract was never properly approved. As executive director of the NBPA, this is a bit of a problem.
According to Yahoo! Sports...
And at least 10 teams -- including the Brooklyn Nets -- are already committed to firing Billy Hunter.
The NBPA executive committee has placed executive director Billy Hunter on a leave of absence, source tells Y! Sports. NBPA counsel Ron Klempner has been made interim executive director. NBA players were informed in a memo circulated late this morning. Indefinite leave of absence is first step in a process to have Billy Hunter removed on a permanent basis as exec. director, sources...
Never trust a brotha with a George Washington wig.
NBPA counsel Ron Klempner has been made interim executive director in Billy Hunter's absence.
Billy Hunter has fired his daughter, daughter-in-law and Prim Capital from their roles with the National Basketball Players Association.