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Friday, April 27th, 2012 at 3:55 pm  |  8 responses

US Attorney’s Office Investigating the NBA Players’ Union


Well, this can’t be good … After all of the sordid details recently came out about the NBPA, the U.S. Attorney’s Office has decided to open an investigation into the whole mess. Reports Bloomberg: “The National Basketball Players Association, already in turmoil after President Derek Fisher asked for independent reviews of its finances and business practices, is being investigated by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan, the union said in a statement. Union Executive Director Billy Hunter was notified of the investigation by subpoena for documents on April 25, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. The people were granted anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the investigation. ‘The NBPA will cooperate fully with the government’s investigation,’ the union statement said. The union has appointed a six-member special committee that consists of players representatives and executive committee members to oversee an internal inquiry that will include a financial audit.”

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  • ash

    Wow!! I hope nothing comes out of it. Could it be Fisher has higher friends with more power??

  • 602Shorty

    Publicly calling for the resignation of a guy who asked for idependent review of union finances will attract attention. Hunter should’ve known better as a former U.S prosecutor.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    This is triple facepalm material. If this news had come six months earlier the players would be earning 47% BRI.

  • Chip

    There’s something rotten in this union. Imagine, all those “stories” about how Fish was meeting privately with Stern and working out a life time contract with the NBA after his playing days were over, leaked by Hunter. Now, FISH wants to see if the way Hunters’ payin his family is ethical. And the Exec committee wants him out? What did Hunter promise those Exec members to vote FISH out? Some KILLER bud? A guy tries to protect his players union, FISH, and they want him out? Musta been straight THC those boys be hackin.

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    @Chip – More likely the executive committee are too dumb to know what’s what.

  • 602Shorty

    It’s not that hard to minipulate a bunch of young, naïve guys. Just play the paternal role.

  • dma

    i can guarantee you one thing – the thunder aren’t winning it all

  • MikeC.

    Billy Hunter = Clay Davis?

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