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Billy Hunter's side 'troubled' by move

Updated: February 1, 2013, 7:14 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The National Basketball Players Association announced Friday that embattled union chief Billy Hunter has been placed on indefinite leave of absence.

Longtime union lawyer Ron Klempner was appointed acting executive director of the union until every member of the union "can have a vote in the matter," the NBPA said.

Hunter was notified of the decision Friday morning, sources said.

"This organization has been disrupted and we will no longer tolerate it. Immediate action ...

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