BILLY HUNTER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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...
Via RealGM
February 14, 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...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss
GETTING LITIGIOUS

Ex-NBA union head sues Derek Fisher

Former NBA players association executive director Billy Hunter accuses current NBAPA president Derek Fisher of having a secret deal with owners during the last lockout.

Via NESN.com
May 16, 2013  |  Discuss
OUTTA HERE

Billy Hunter voted out as NBPA leader

Billy Hunter was voted out as the executive director of the NBPA. The players spent time deliberating and voting over All-Star weekend.

Via Sports Media Watch
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss
OOPS

Hunter's contract never approved?

National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter signed a 5-year deal in 2010. One problem: It never got the proper player representative approval. 

Via Pass The Pill
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Billy Hunter's actions deemed wrong, not criminal

A review of the NBA's players' association found that executive director Billy Hunter did nothing illegal with union funds, but enough wrong that players should consider whether he should remain in his position. The report revealed that Hunter's current contract was never properly approved and he failed to disclose that information to the NBPA's executive committee...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunter paid nearly $4.8 million by union

National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter's family and their businesses have been paid almost $4.8 million by the union since 2001, according to public records. News of the expenditures comes amid a long-running feud between the NBPA and union president Derek Fisher, who was asked to resign last week after he requested a review of the union'...
Via Fox Sports
April 24, 2012  |  Discuss
HIT THE ROAD, JACK

Report: Hunter wants Fisher out

Executive Director Billy Hunter and the NBPA Executive Committee are reportedly pushing for Derek Fisher to step down as union president.

Via Crossover Chronicles
April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Billy Hunter suggests locked out players should start their own league

While the NBA lockout languidly persists, Billy Hunter has an idea to get the players back on the court. Maybe we can start our own league, said Hunter, the executive director of what used to be the NBA players union during a panel Wednesday evening, according to author Tour via SLAM. "Theres talk of getting a TV deal and creating a new league but itd have to be with a network...
Via Fox Sports West
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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