Michele Roberts Elected NBPA Exec Dir Bucks Name McDonough CFO Judge Rules In Favor Of Shelly Sterling LPGA Opening '15 In Florida LeBron James' Popularity On The Rise NBA Players Set To Vote On New Union Head Birch Defends NFL's Suspension Of Ray Rice RTA Hopes To Add All Full-Time NASCAR Teams NBA Looking At Extending All-Star Break Paul: I'll Sit Out If Sterling Still In Control
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBD/February 6, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies
Kobe Bryant Calls For NBA's Star Players To Take More Active Role In Union
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).