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NBA Players Union Hires Michele Roberts As 1st Female Executive Director

  The NBA Players Association has made history. The NBPA has been without an executive director since Billy Hunter was fired in February of 2013. For the first time in history, a woman will head of a major professional league union. Michele Roberts, a prominent Washington civil litigator, as its executive director. Roberts, an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher &...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NBPA elects Michele Roberts as Executive Director

After 17 months the NBA Players’ Association has elected a replacement for former Executive Director Billy Hunter. League source says NBPA has elected Washington, D.C. attorney Michele Roberts to be its next Executive Director, replacing Billy Hunter. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 29, 2014 Roberts received 32 votes, six more needed by union bylaws. Roberts 32 votes were...
Via KCM Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA players taking time picking new union head

A year after ousting Billy Hunter as executive director of the union, NBA players still aren't ready to replace him. Players held their All-Star weekend meeting Saturday and were introduced to the remaining candidates for Hunter's old job, but they aren't ready to make a decision, or even to say when they expect one. ''This process has been long but we're not in a rush,'' vice...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NBPA Finds Frontrunner To Replace Hunter In Screen Actors Guild Executive Director

David White, executive director of the Screen Actors Guild, has emerged as the frontrunner to replace Billy Hunter as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, according to sources. There had been debate whether a vote will take place at All-Star weekend, but no vote is scheduled. Chris Paul and the executive committee's members have interviewed White. White...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge dismisses most of Ex NBA Players Union exec Billy Hunter’s lawsuit

The legal battle that ensued between former NBA Players Union Executive Director Billy Hunter and the ex-President, Derek Fisher that developed as a result of the 2011 NBA lockout negotiations has partially been decided. The judge denied a motion to dismiss Hunter’s core complaint: that the union owes him $10 million after firing him last February. That part of the suit will proceed...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter's claims vs. Fisher dismissed; NBPA suit to go on

A judge ruled Wednesday that former executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the NBA players' association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with the Oklahoma City guard. Hunter contends he had a valid contract when he was ousted last February and is owed the more than...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunter suit vs NBPA over contract will continue

A judge ruled Wednesday that former executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the NBA players' association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with the Oklahoma City guard. Hunter contends he had a valid contract when he was ousted last February and is owed the more than...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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