NBA and Players Union Schedule Meeting Prior to Deadline
The NBA and players union have decided to schedule a last minute labor meeting today in New York. The sides have agreed to gather one more time before the Monday deadline in hopes of saving the first two weeks of the regular season, according to a person briefed on the session.
“The meeting will involve the primary negotiators for each side — Commissioner David Stern and the deputy commissioner Adam Silver for the league, with the union represented by its president, Derek Fisher, and its executive director, Billy Hunter.”
NBA fans were not sure the season would start on time based on the reports from yesterday as all signs pointed to the fact that the owners were not willing to give the players a BRI of over 50%. However, this recent update shows that the sides are determined to sign a new CBA by Monday.
The league and union will likely discuss the revenue split in this meeting, the main topic of debate during these talks.