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Monday, October 1st, 2012 at 9:50 am  |  7 responses

NBPA Chief Billy Hunter Got a 25% Raise Last Year


Despite a disastrous lockout — for NBA players, who made enormous concessions to the owners — NBPA chief Billy Hunter pocketed $3 million last year, which represented a nice little salary bump. Per Bloomberg and USA Today: “Billy Hunter made $3 million in salary this past year as executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, a 25 percent increase over what he earned while leading the union through a season-shortening lockout that resulted in missed paychecks for the organization’s members. Hunter’s salary was disclosed in the association’s annual filing with the U.S. Labor Department, which was made available on Sept. 29. [...] The scrutiny prompted the union to hire Theodore V. Wells Jr. and law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison for an independent review and financial audit. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan is also investigating. The independent review and the U.S. investigation are not finished, according to two people familiar with the situation. They requested anonymity because of the ongoing inquiries.”

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  • Fat Lever

    Isn’t it something? Dude fails at a key component of his job AND gets a 25% bump. I’d take that deal any day of the week. This dude is the definition of shady.

  • m cho

    If I remember correctly, NFL and NHL player association heads DIDN’T accept a salary during their lockouts. Hunter is the lone exception. No wonder DFish thought he was shady.

  • Lugo

    That and the fact that he used a few million in union cash to help out a relative’s already failing financial venture, to a loss at that. He doesn’t share this info until they get audited, then tries to get rid of the guy asking questions. Apparently the government is as curious about Hunter’s decisions as DFish is. I just wish the players cared to know more about this situation. Bunch of airheads, save a few.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    its all politricks

  • danpowers

    lol, gotta love capitalism. it works, just for a few, but still

  • BuenoWayno1

    “America the beautiful” -Don King

  • Caboose

    Why isn’t this guy in jail for embezzlement?

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