Billy Hunter

Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter

Surprise: In NBA Dispute, Money Not Mattering Most

NBA owners apparently weren’t bluffing when they said they wanted competitive balance just as much as a chance to profit.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

Hunter On Lockout: ‘Their Plan All Along’

National Basketball Players Association Director Billy Hunter has said repeatedly that the NBA’s intention was always to cancel 2011-12 regular-season games.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Negotiators Meeting On Deadline Day In NBA Talks

Facing a Monday deadline to reach a deal or have regular-season games canceled, NBA owners and players have resumed talks toward ending the lockout.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Deadline: NBA, Players In Danger Of Cancellations

Derek Fisher emerged from a meeting with NBA officials and, as he as all summer, reported no breakthrough on a new labor deal.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

Derrick Rose slam dunks the ball on the Oklahoma City Thunder.  (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bernstein: Missing Rose This Year Would Really Hurt

Dear David Stern, Billy Hunter, various grim-faced lawyers, union representatives, hired-gun economists, and rank-and-file ballers: don’t take this season from Derrick Rose.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter

NBA, Union To Meet Wednesday Without Top Negotiators

A person with knowledge of the plans says staffs from the NBA and players’ association will meet Wednesday, without top negotiators from either side.

09/20/2011

NFL popularity is as high as ever. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Bernstein: NBA Is No NFL

The NFL has turned us all into crackheads. We have to have it, and can’t live without it. When we get it, we binge on it until it’s gone, and then we start looking for it again.

670 The Score–09/14/2011

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NBA Labor: Talks Fail To Bring Progress

The start of the NBA season was thrown into doubt Tuesday after players and owners made no progress at a key labor meeting, with no further talks scheduled.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

National Basketball Player's Association President Derek Fisher addresses the media about the Labor Relation Meetings. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Full Committees Back As NBA owners, Players Meet

NBA owners and players are meeting again Tuesday, this time with their full bargaining committees as the negotiations to end the league’s lockout reach an important stage.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Derrick Rose and LeBron James

Muller: Enough With The Labor Issue, I Want Bulls Basketball

Is anyone else sick of lockouts? It was bad enough that sports fans had to deal with the NFL lockout for what seemed like an eternity, and now, the NBA lockout has just passed the two month mark.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, second from right, talk to reporters after taking part in talks between representatives of the basketball league's owners and players. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

NBA Owners, Union Talk, To Meet Again Thursday

NBA owners and players have met for about 5 1/2 hours and plan to resume negotiations Thursday.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Union lawyer Jeffrey Kessler and NBA union chief Billy Hunter arrive at a midtown hotel for a meeting with the NBA. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

NBA Players Officially Locked Out

Union chief Billy Hunter said Thursday afternoon that owners had locked out the players after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

David Stern

Large Player Contingent Attends NBA Labor Meeting

Dressed in matching T-shirts urging solidarity, NBA players are meeting with owners with less than a week left before the expiration of the collective bargaining agreement.

CBS Chicago–06/24/2011

NBA Logo

NBA Looks To Jump Start Labor Talks At All-Star 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.

02/15/2011

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