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NBA Commissioner David Stern is Set to Retire in 2014
October 26th, 2012 at 5:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** NBA commissioner David Stern has decided to retire from his position and has set his final date to be February 1, 2014.  That date will mark his 30th year at the position, as he started on February 1, 1984.  He is set to be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam...

NBA Players and Owners Reach a Handshake Deal for New CBA
November 26th, 2011 at 11:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** After 149 days of lockout and 12 days after the players decided to dissolve the union the players and the owners seem to have a handshake deal for a new collective bargaining agreement.  Both sides have been meeting this past week in an effort to get a deal banged out...

The NBA Lockout Extends Through December
November 16th, 2011 at 2:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the 138th day of the NBA lockout, it was the day the players were supposed to receive their first paycheck, the day after the union declined the owners offer of a 50-50 split in basketball related income and it also became the day that the league notified teams that...

Players Decide to Reject NBA’s Offer and Moves to Decertify Union
November 14th, 2011 at 11:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** On the 137th day of the NBA lockout the players' association made a power move, to reject the offer made by the owners and then decertify itself to file an antitrust lawsuit against the league and its owners.  NBA Commissioner David Stern has described the upcoming period for the...

Make or Break Monday: NBA Players Union To Meet In New York To Discuss Proposal
November 13th, 2011 at 11:29 PM
***PHOTO1*** Well it has come down to this; on Monday the NBA players' association will get together in New York to discuss the league's latest contract proposal.  Player representatives from all 30 teams are expected to be in attendance as well as other players that are concerned and have been active...

NBA Owners Counters Players Threat with One of Their Own
November 6th, 2011 at 1:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** If the threat of decertification was supposed to scare the NBA owners it does not look like it is working.  In a meeting Saturday with mediator George Cohen, the owners and players were given several "what if" scenarios to help jump start negotiations.  The owners seemed to like a few of...

A Look Back on the NBA Lockout of 1998-99 Season
November 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** With today being the day that the NBA regular season was supposed to start and the two sides have yet to come to an agreement, we thought that we would take the time to revisit the last work stoppage and the effect that it had on fans of the...

The NBA Cancels All November Games
October 28th, 2011 at 9:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA owners and union met on Friday to try to come to an agreement about a revenue split and that could have led to the beginning of the end of the lockout.  After the talks Thursday evening there was optimism oozing through both sides of the table about...

Labor Talks End on Thursday in Optimistic Spirits
October 27th, 2011 at 11:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Optimism is high around the NBA world as the owners and the union wrap up their seven plus hour long talk on Thursday evening.  The two sides are set to resume discussions Friday morning at 10:30 a.m.  Both sides have put in overtime this past week after an unsuccessful...

NBA Union Standing Strong According to Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher
October 15th, 2011 at 4:26 PM
***PHOTO1*** The NBA owners and players are set to see the mediator George Cohen in New York on Tuesday.  The players would like to go on with the mediation the entire week, but the owners have scheduled board meetings starting Wednesday.  With that in mind, it is important to get...

NBA Players and Owners Set to Go to Mediation
October 14th, 2011 at 5:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** After unsuccessful talks on Sunday and Monday, NBA Commissioner David Stern had to announce that the first two weeks of the regular season were going to be canceled.  The regular season was set to start on November 1 and the games are canceled from there until November 14, so far. ...

After Seven Hours of Talks on Monday NBA Cancels the First Two Weeks
October 10th, 2011 at 10:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** With the regular season hanging in limbo the union and the owners decided to get together Sunday evening to see if some sort of deal could be constructed to save the NBA regular season.  The two sides met for about five hours and seemingly had progress because they wanted...

NBA Cancels Preseason and Looks at Canceling First Two Weeks of Regular Season
October 5th, 2011 at 6:51 PM
***PHOTO1*** On a day where both the NBA owners and union agreed to be one of the most important days in labor talks, the end result was the same as both sides left disappointed that nothing got agreed upon.  The union and owners met for around four hours with their...

NBA Labor Talks Got Hot on Friday and Will Start Again Monday
October 2nd, 2011 at 11:47 PM
***PHOTO1*** .NBA labor talks went Hollywood on Friday; it brought all the stars to the table to get in on the talks.  On hand were the NBA elite like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Paul Pierce to weigh in and listen to the new deal that is taking...

The NBA Agrees on a New Contract with Referees
September 18th, 2011 at 11:33 PM
***PHOTO1*** While the players and owners in the NBA continue to work out a deal, the league has reached an agreement with its officials.  The new contract with the referees is a five year deal but the details are confidential.  The agreement with officials allow the for a deal with the players to...

NBA Labor Talks Come to A Hault
September 14th, 2011 at 2:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** There was optimism coming up to this week about the players and the owners getting together and making progress in terms of putting together a new deal and getting NBA players back on the court.  After meeting on Tuesday, both sides have agreed that no progress has been made...

The Latest on NBA Labor Talks
September 8th, 2011 at 11:12 PM
***PHOTO1*** Representatives for the owners and the union met again on Thursday, making it twice in as many days.  That in itself is progress as they only got together twice in the first two months of the lockout that started on the first of July.  The two sides met once...