Friday, May 14th, 2010 at 12:00 pm  |  9 responses

Players Union to Submit a New CBA Proposal

Billy Hunter tells SI that he’s drawing up a new proposal for the owners to summarily reject: “NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said on Thursday that the union is in the process of engineering a proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement and will submit it to the league before the end of June. The league’s owners and commissioner David Stern crafted a proposal and gave it to the players during All-Star weekend in Dallas in mid-February. The players were unanimously dismissive of the owners’ plan to virtually redefine the parameters of an agreement that Stern said will force the owners to lose as much as $400 million combined this year. Hunter said during a news conference in Dallas that he and the players’ leadership told owners they would create their own, separate proposal, though he left open the date for handing over that proposal. Now, he says, he is instituting a soft deadline. ‘We are demonstrating an open-ended willingness and desire to get a deal done instead of just talking about it,’ Hunter told SI.com. ‘This is about good will. Our timing will give the owners the entire summer to review what it is we are proposing and decide what they want to do next.”‘

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  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    I’m not gonna front and try to act like I understand how the business and economic aspect of all this works, cause I don’t. Alls I know is as a fan, long as we’re not faced with another lockout-shortened season, I’ll be happy with whatevet outcome they come up with.

  • MikeC.

    I’m just crossing my fingers that both sides want to avoid a lockout at all costs, and will simply choose to extend the current CBA for 2 or 3 more years. That way the salary cap won’t change and I won’t have to recalculate what contracts NY still needs to dump in order to sing Lebron, Bosh and Ray Allen. I’m just not that good at math. I had to use Excel and several flowcharts to get this far. They can’t go and change the math on me.

  • Tsenguunb

    I agree with enigmatic completely. I think the worst possible scenario for everyone is a lock out. Lets just hope everyne hqndles their business so we dont have to face that nightmare

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

    How quickly will stern and co ball this up and throw it away after reading then laughing?

  • Matt

    There needs to be a hard cap because the softcap sure as hell doesn’t work.

  • phil

    touchy subject

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

    They need to fix trades, that gift to the lakers from jerry west via chris wallace was absurd.

  • TMT

    Looks like San Antonio may have another shot at a cheap ring!

  • http://www.nbasinigual.blogspot.com The Big Dipper

    Oh, that’s a good notice! The CBA deserves this. It’s ‘the oldest basketball league’ and it’s in a bad economic situations. I really like the players help this league to a new, better future…

    * My blog is in spanish