Originally posted on SLAM Online  |  Last updated 10/6/11
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by Marcel Mutoni / @marcel_mutoni The militant talk of decertification from some of the NBA’s most powerful agents has died down, according to the latest reports, and the player reps are now seeking to align themselves with Billy Hunter and the union. The agents obviously want the best deal possible for their clients, and at the moment, being combative with the union isn’t viewed as being a very constructive move. From ESPN: Those agents — Arn Tellum, Bill Duffy, Dan Fegan, Jeff Schwartz, Leon Rose, Henry Thomas and Mark Bartelstein — had been strong behind-the-scenes advocates of decertification for the Players Association but, according to the source, now believe that the time to do so has passed. None of the agents involved returned calls seeking comment, but a source said the tone of Wednesday’s call was far less militant and anti-union than previous discussions. According to sources, the agents are focused on how they can best help union chief Billy Hunter get a fair deal for...
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