NBPA to Discuss All Options Monday on Conference Call

by November 06, 2011

With the NBA’s take-it-or-leave-it offer currently sitting on the table, the Players Association’s executive committee will have a conference call Monday, during which the union will discuss its next move. No word yet on exactly what that move may be—Accepting the deal? A counter-offer? Decertification?—but we should know a little more come Tuesday. Via Spurs Nation: “Spurs forward Matt Bonner, a member of the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee, said Sunday the union’s leadership has scheduled a conference call for Monday to discuss its next move. The NBA late Saturday night gave the union  a formal proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement that Bonner said called for ‘basically another 50-50 split’ of basketball related income, along with some changes in the luxury tax system he said represented little change from the owners’ prior positions. The union rejected the offer on the spot, whereupon Commissioner David Stern said it would remain only through the end of business on Wednesday. If not accepted by the close of business Wednesday, Stern said the offer would be withdrawn and replaced by a much worse deal, with a revenue split giving the players only 47 percnet  of BRI and a ‘flex’ salary cap the players already have characterized as an unacceptable hard cap.”