Friday, March 19th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  11 responses

Players in No Rush to Re-Negotiate CBA

Derek Fisher tells the NY Times that there’s plenty of time left to negotiate, but nevertheless uses the word “doomsday” within the same breath: “From Fisher’s perspective, the union’s priority is to create a proposal that can be built upon as talks progress. ‘We’ll just continue to push as hard as we can, so it’s as realistic and as serious a proposal as it can be, and not something we send back just for the exercise,’ he said. Fisher said there was no specific timeline for completing its proposal. ‘We know there’s going to be a lot of work involved,’ he said. ‘We’ll keep pushing, and see what we can give back into their hands. There’s not a timeline or any guarantee it will be in their hands by a certain date. We have this season, this summer and the entire year next year before we get down to doomsday.”’

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  • http://www.clutchfans.com/ Blue

    This is not going to be good

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    stupid owners

  • R2J

    Players save your money!

  • The Philosopher

    Cooler heads must prevail. Can one see the League letting it’s players flocking over seas for more money AND shorter seasons?

  • Simmy Sosa

    Owners are losing money due to economy. NBA projected to lose 400 million collectively due to economic downturn. The writings on the wall. Salaries will come down…

  • http://www.basketbrasil.com.br Rubens

    Another lockout… SMH

  • Casey Jacobsen

    I don’t see this situation getting resolved anytime soon. The economy has been struggling for years, yet NBA player salaries continue to rise. The owners will surely use this against the players and request a huge change. It will get ugly…I don’t think a lot of players will come join me in Europe, but some might. We’ll see.

  • matt

    stupid players

  • chintao

    Teams that lose money generally do so in order that associated entities (e.g. – a cable television channels owned by the same guy who own the team) can make bigger profits. So, while the owner might complain that his NBA pocket has a hole in it, that hole usually leads to a boot full of cable TV cash.

  • JoeMaMa

    Casey, I’m positive NBAers will go overseas. The money is good in the right league, the life is good, and it’s a great bargaining tool. France, Greece, Spain, Italy. The globalization of the game, pushed so hard by Stern, is going to bite him. I think it’s the saving grace for the players.

  • The Philosopher

    I believe Casey. Truth be told, if there’s a lockout, there are players who wouldn’t seem to mind. There are players who made good coin, and they can live off of that for a while. Do you think guys like Jerome James really cares that he may not play for maybe another sesaon?