Report: Union against Derek Fisher

Updated: April 20, 2012, 1:03 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The NBA Players' Association executive committee, at the urging of executive director Billy Hunter, has voted to seek the resignation of union president Derek Fisher, according to a report by Yahoo! Sports.

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The report, citing sources, said Fisher has not only refused to resign, but is in the process of gathering the support of players to challenge the business and financial practices of Hunter.

This is not the first time Fisher and Hunter have clashed. The two were central figures in the NBA lockout, and caused a rift between players who forced to take sides.

Just this week, Fisher, according to Yahoo! Sports, convinced the eight-member executive committee to approve an independent auditor to examine Hunter's regime. Still, Hunter convinced that same committee to vote against Fisher.

Hunter, according to the report, had his legal team send a memo to players Tuesday night, informing them the audit had been canceled.

"The executive committee recognized the review was unnecessary since there had been a recent independent audit of the NBPA's finances which raised no issues," read the memo, acquired by Yahoo! Sports.

Fisher, now with the Oklahoma City Thunder, has more than two years left on his appointment as NBPA president, while Hunter still has more than three years left on his contract.

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