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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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NBA's Silver Voices Continued Optimism On New CBA With Union

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 16

The NBA concluded its BOG meeting on Friday with Commissioner Adam Silver expressing his continued optimism that a new CBA deal is near. He said, “We’ve made tremendous progress. We are not done, done, but we are on our way toward getting an extension done and I’m pleased to repo...

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