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BILLY HUNTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

NBPA Files Countersuit Against Billy Hunter

The National Basketball Players Association has filed a countersuit against Billy Hunter seeking "millions of dollars." The NBPA alleges Hunter committed "willful and deliberate misconduct and breach of his fiduciary duties." Hunter has been seeking at least $10.5 million in damages for alleged breach of contract. "Hunter knowingly, intentionally, and willfully failed to secure the...
Via RealGM
December 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Did you know John Havlicek owned Wendy's restaurants?

As an awestruck kid, I recall walking into the Wendy's in Yonkers, NY.  Two large black and white photographs (I'm talking bigger than 10 feet in length each) adorned the wall near the front next to the counter.  I want to say one was of him battling the Knicks.  I had heard that John had bought a few restaurants but didn't know the history of it.  Until today.  From a 1982...
Via Celtics Life
December 31, 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

Adam Silver: NBA Age Minimum On Hold, Awaits New Union Leadership

Despite being new NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s pet issue, raising the league’s minimum age to 20 years old is not likely to happen immediately. Silver, speaking at the Boston College Chief Executive Club of Boston luncheon on Wednesday, told attendees that increasing the minimum age for an incoming NBA player by a year can’t happen until the players union establishes new...
Via NESN.com
March 12, 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 Associated Press
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...
Via RealGM
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Union Unlikely To Vote On Hunter's Replacement At ASG

The NBA Players Association appears unlikely to vote on a new union leader during All-Star Weekend. Billy Hunter was formally relieved of his duties as union chief during All-Star Weekend in 2013. There is also a push by some union members to start the search over for a replacement for Hunter.
Via RealGM
February 10, 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 Associated Press
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 Associated Press
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Billy Hunter Claims Kobe Was Source Of Info On Fisher Conspiring With NBA On 50-50 BRI

Billy Hunter continues to claim that Derek Fisher conspired with the NBA on a 50-50 revenue split during the lockout, according to a new court filing. Hunter names Kobe Bryant as the source of this information, saying Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka called to say he had to cut a deal at a 50-50 split of revenues. The court filing includes statements of support for Hunter from Theo Ratliff...
Via RealGM
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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