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NBA, players re-open negotiations

November, 24, 2011
11/24/11
10:45
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Representatives for the league and the locked-out players in the NBA's ongoing labor dispute, which reached its 147th day Thursday, have re-opened negotiations to make one last run at trying to start the season Christmas Day.

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Players reject offer; season in jeopardy

November, 14, 2011
11/14/11
2:59
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NEW YORK -- The NBA players rejected the league's latest offer Monday and have begun the process to disband the union.

The decision likely jeopardizes the 2011-12 NBA season.

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Players not happy with latest proposal

November, 14, 2011
11/14/11
10:21
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Bucher By Ric Bucher
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The NBA players' union requested the weekend to examine the owners' latest proposal. The feedback as of Sunday night: Not good.


The players union executive committee met for two hours Sunday night to examine the proposal before deciding whether to present it to all 400-some players for ratification Monday. The committee will first meet with player reps Monday morning, but one of the new wrinkles that the committee is finding difficult to accept, sources said, is an unlimited escrow system.

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NEW YORK -- NBA players and owners still have no deal headed into the deadline day for starting the season on time.

Negotiators for the sides agreed to meet Sunday and then huddled for more than five hours before breaking for the night. They agreed to resume talks Monday afternoon, but union president Derek Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged that the sides are "not necessarily closer" to a deal than they were when talks stalled last week.

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The progress players and owners had been hoping for to save the 2011-12 NBA season did not materialize in collective bargaining talks on Tuesday, union president Derek Fisher said.

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Stern threatens to cancel season

September, 29, 2011
9/29/11
5:20
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Stein By Marc Stein
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When NBA labor talks resume Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern is planning to threaten players with the cancellation of the entire 2011-12 season if the sides haven't made major progress toward a deal by the end of the weekend, according to sources close to the talks.

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MJ fined $100K for talking lockout

September, 12, 2011
9/12/11
11:46
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Broussard By Chris Broussard
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The NBA fined Michael Jordan $100,000 for public comments he made last month about the lockout and one of the league's players, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

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NBA, union to meet on Wednesday

September, 6, 2011
9/06/11
11:09
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Broussard By Chris Broussard
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Officials from the NBA and the players' union will meet again Wednesday in New York City, according to sources close to the situation.

The meeting will be only the third since the league locked out its players on July 1. But if Wednesday's meeting is productive, sources said the sides are expected to pick up the pace and come together again Thursday and perhaps Friday.

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NEW YORK -- NBA union chief Billy Hunter said Thursday afternoon that NBA owners are locking out the players after failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement.

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