Hurricanes' Karmanos Elected To Hockey HOF NASCAR Teams Look For Long-Term Value NHL Players Reach Deal With Tenn. Jock Tax NFL To Hire Forensics Expert NFL To Celebrate Season Opener In S.F., Boston WNBA Challenged To Draw Wider Audience Red Wings Form "Deconstructed Arena" Concept McDavid Offers Oilers Hope For Turnaround NASCAR's France Wants No Rebel Flags At Events Sabres Fans Celebrate Drafting Jack Eichel
SBD/17/Leagues Governing Bodies
NBA'S STERN ACKNOWLEDGES SLOW-MOVING LABOR TALKS
Published January 17, 1995
NBA Commissioner David Stern acknowledged that negotiations with the players union for a new CBA are "moving slowly." Stern, who has expressed hopes to have a deal by the All-Star break: "I don't know that there are necessarily enough days left between now and the All-Star game. We've got some meetings scheduled and we'd love to make some progress. I just don't want to disappoint anybody. If we don't do it by the All-Star Game [February 12], I don't want someone to think we haven't achieved anything." NBPA Exec Dir Charles Grantham: "We've gone nowhere. In many ways, we're just stepping into the batter's box." Stern on the NHL's deal: "It sounds like they have a deal that everybody is unhappy with, which means it's a good deal" (Chris Young, TORONTO STAR, 1/14). A STERN DENIAL: According to a report in Sunday's N.Y. DAILY NEWS, Stern will not leave his job "to take a job heading up the Olympics." Mitch Lawrence notes that Stern is very committed to taking the NBA global, "so who needs the Olympics, anyway?" (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 1/15).