NBA commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, the league said Thursday.
The NBA players have rejected the league’s latest offer and are beginning the process to disband the union.
As it seems more and more likely the players will not take the owners’ recent 50-50 revenue split, the likelihood of there being a season will continue to drop, but that doesn’t mean the ball will stop bouncing for LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, and others.
LeBron James might be a load to handle on the court, but in the NBA labor quagmire he’s got nothing on a swamp turtle named Pogo, a comic pages pundit with a labor lesson for LeBron and the NBA players. “We have met the enemy, and the enemy is us,” said Pogo, the resident sage of cartoonist Walt Kelly’s Okefenokee Swamp.
Wednesday will be the league’s D-Day, according to commissioner David Stern.
Searching for progress to end the NBA lockout, owners and players held another lengthy bargaining session Wednesday despite the departure of Commissioner David Stern.
NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.
Derek Fisher emerged from a meeting with NBA officials and, as he as all summer, reported no breakthrough on a new labor deal.
NBA owners and players have finished meeting in small groups and will return Tuesday for what union president Derek Fisher says will likely be a “a very huge day” in the labor lockout.
With exactly one month until the season is scheduled to start, NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day in hopes of ending the lockout.
The NBA will have its last chance to avoid a work stoppage as the collective bargaining agreement is set to expire at midnight. The two sides will meet on Thursday, and are seemingly nowhere close to a deal.
Commissioner David Stern hopes the NBA does not follow the NFL’s lead and keeps its labor dispute with the union out of the courts.
The future of NBA games in Europe might hinge, in large part, on the success of this weekend’s regular season game
The NBA has to be taking notes while watching the NFL’s labor negotiations. The NFL is less than a month from expiration of their CBA and shows no signs of reaching a deal before then, but the NBA is being more proactive.