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Hunter Using NBA All-Star Weekend As Platform To Save His Job

As NBA All-Star weekend gets underway in Houston, NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter is set to "go on the offensive over the next few days, trying to save his job." Hunter and his lawyers today will release a report defending the union leader's record and "refuting some findings released in the independent review." The report "will address charges of nepotism and questions about his contract." Players will meet Saturday to "discuss Hunter's future and perhaps vote to determine whether they'll part ways" with him (USA TODAY, 2/15).

Meanwhile, Wasserman Media Group’s Arn Tellem, who has been vocal calling for Hunter’s ouster, speculated on the timetable for replacing Hunter should his contract be terminated this weekend. Tellem said, “The search for a new director need not be quick, nor should it be a popularity contest. To make the best possible choice, patience is required. Ideally, the process would extend through the summer so that the candidate or candidates can meet with key players during the offseason” (Liz Mullen, Staff Writer).
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