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SBD/26/Leagues Governing Bodies
Published March 26, 1996
Agent Bill Strickland denied NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik's recent comments that the CBA with players was "98 to 99 percent written" before new NBPA negotiators slowed down the process. Strickland, who called the league's lawsuit against the union and six key agents "ridiculous": "As we all know, things that are agreed to verbally don't always work out the same way when two sides try to sit down and write the agreement. ... It's just that the players are taking a firm stance in how things are traded off" (Frank Hughes, WASHINGTON TIMES, 3/26)....The AHL has surpassed the 3 million mark in league attendance for the second straight year and is on pace to break last year's record (AHL)....Following low attendance and player complaints, the Senior PGA Tour is weighing a move of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf from PGA West in La Quinta, CA, to FL -- possibly as soon as '97 (USA TODAY, 3/26).