NBA, NBPA Slated For Meeting Tomorrow Just Before CBA Expires
The NBA and the NBPA are scheduled to meet tomorrow in N.Y., just hours before the league’s CBA is set to expire at the end of the day Thursday. NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter opened the door on the possibility that the two sides could negotiate after the deal is set to expire, saying, "If both sides demonstrate a willingness, time can be extended." But Hunter also said, "If no progress is being made by the two sides, then the NBA will impose a lockout."
The labor talks come after yesterday’s nearly five-hour NBA BOG meeting in Dallas, where owners were updated by Labor Relations Committee Chair and Spurs Owner Peter Holt. While owners did not vote to approve a lockout, the owners authorized the labor relations committee to “act in whatever way they deem appropriate,” according to NBA Deputy Commissioner & COO Adam Silver.