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Published February 6, 2013
NEXT MAN UP? In Toronto, Kevin McGran cites a source as saying that NHLPA Exec Dir Donald Fehr is “not going for the trifecta -- heading up a third sports union -- despite reports linking him to the NBA” (TORONTO STAR, 2/6). A source said, "Don is very happy in his current role and has absolutely no plans to leave the NHLPA. In the future, should the basketball players seek his guidance due to his vast sports union experience, there is little doubt Don would provide that, but he won't be leaving his position at the NHLPA" (Liz Mullen, Staff Writer). YAHOO SPORTS’ Adrian Wojnarowski cited sources as saying that ATF Acting Director B. Todd Jones “will be a target should a change be made” atop the NBPA. The sources said that the union will “use an executive search firm to coordinate the process.” President Obama has been “working to have Jones, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota, confirmed as the full-time ATF director” (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 2/5).