Report: Latest NBA Labor Meeting Set for Next Week

by September 02, 2011

It appears that both sides are keeping their promise to meet more regularly as we creep towards October. SI reports that another high-level meeting is scheduled for next week: “The NBA and National Basketball Players’ Association have agreed to meet again next week, according to two sources close to the situation. As was the case with Wednesday’s six-hour meeting in New York, next week’s session is expected to include only a small group of representatives and will likely take place on Wednesday or Thursday. It will be just the third meeting since the lockout began on July 1. There isn’t much time left for the start of the season to be saved. While commissioner David Stern refuted reports that he had set a Sept. 15 deadline by which preseason games would be canceled if a resolution is not reached, it will become a reality if there isn’t an agreement soon. If nothing else, progress is needed by that date to avoid the owners galvanizing at a Sept. 15 Board of Governors meeting in Dallas.”