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NBPA Player Reps To Vote On New President At Annual Meeting

NBPA player reps are expected to vote for a new player president at the union’s annual meeting in Las Vegas today, as well as provide players with an update on the search for a new Exec Dir. Free agent G and NBPA VP Roger Mason Jr. has stated that he will run for the position. It is not clear if another player may run, but players can nominate candidates from the floor of the meeting, under the union’s constitution. “Our bylaws say that any member in good standing is eligible to run for office,” said interim Exec Dir Ron Klempner.

About 40 NBA player reps are expected to attend the meeting. The union’s Exec Committee met yesterday for about 10 hours to discuss union business and prepare for the meeting, Klempner said. It is expected that the union will name a search firm today. The player reps are also expected to be given an update on the lawsuit former Exec Dir Billy Hunter filed against the union, outgoing President Derek Fisher and his publicist, Jamie Wior.
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