Ref Lockout: ‘Imminent and Unavoidable’

Well, so much for getting a deal done: “The lead negotiator and spokesman for the NBA’s referees union said yesterday that a lockout appears ‘imminent and unavoidable’ after the latest breakdown in talks. Lamell McMorris said the officials made another $1 million in concessions in their proposal but said it appeared the league was not interested in further discussions. The officials then headed home after spending 24 hours meeting.”