Labor Talks: The Men In the Room …

HANG TIME HEADQUARTERS – The key players for both sides of the NBA’s ongoing labor dispute are in the meeting room in New York. As first reported by the New York Times and later confirmed by TNT’s David Aldridge and Ken Berger of CBSSports.com, the proposed “last-ditch” effort to save the on-time start of the regular season is under way in New York.

The key negotiators from each side: NBA commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver for the owners, with union president Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter representing the players, along with San Antonio owner Peter Holt, head of the league’s labor relations committee and Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, who is chairman of the NBA Board of Governors. Attorneys for both sides are also reportedly in attendance, per Berger.

Berger also reported via Twitter that players union vice president Mo Evans is in the meeting room as well.  The negotiating session began roughly three hours ago, according to reports, with no timetable set for how long it might last.

Perhaps the most significant nugget unearthed tonight is that the reported precondition that the players had to agree to a 50-50 split of BRI in order for the meeting to take place was (obviously) dropped before the sides entered the room.

Stay tuned for more details …

16 Comments

  1. Max says:

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  2. hoover says:

    we aint getting a full season

  3. please end this lock out i am living with a much lower income as you guys i dont know why you should be concerned
    just end it today.
    David Stern was soo right many people have jobs from NBA these people need to work and we need to wach this amazing game!!!!!!!!!!!1

  4. andie says:

    i hope they end the lock out after the meeting! Go Celtics!

  5. Mental1981 says:

    Honestly, the Owners should be as happy with the new 53/47 deal as the players should with the 50/50. At this point so much has been given up by either side and neither is satisfied, so there’s not much difference in comparison. So hang it up and Let’s play some ball!!!

  6. MUBWAR says:

    end this crab. I wanna see the heat lakers bulls and knicks even my home team raptors. When I open this website tomorrow I hope a deal has been reached

  7. PD says:

    Go Hawks New Ownership…….Fresh Start!!!!!!

  8. Steve says:

    players deserve 53% and its sad to see how greedy the owners have become. possibly could lose the season over a few million dollars. wow. smh

  9. Austin says:

    END the lockout.. Just give the players the 53% and move on. They deserve it. GO NEW YORK.

  10. Jodi Jezz says:

    Go Pistons!!

  11. Steve says:

    Is thier any progress bring made in the meeting so far?? and what the chances of thier being an agreement done tonight??

  12. Aditya says:

    I WANT THE SEASON TO START ON TIME. GO LAKERS I WANT THE LOCK OUT TO END

  13. PD says:

    So many people are going to be looking for work or supplemental work to make up for this work stoppage. Please find a solution don’t leave that meeting room until it is fixed.

  14. PD says:

    Any updates?

  15. Bebe Eke says:

    I am extremely anxious as to what the results of this meeting are going to be.

  16. NBA says:

    Lets end this lockout