Thursday , Sep , 01 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

NBA Owners, Players Union meeting next week

According to two sources close to the situation, the NBA and National Basketball Players’ Association have agreed to meet again next week. As was the case with Wednesday’s six-hour meeting in Manhattan, 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.

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: They came. They talked. And they’ll talk again.

On Wednesday NBA owners and the players union emerged from six hours of meetings in New York City to announce they’ll (drum roll please) meet again.

It’s not we hoped for. Little or no progress was made on a new collective bargaining agreement, as both sides are sticking to the ideological lines they drew in the sand months ago.

They will resume negotiations next week, though. The public won’t know who is involved or the nature of the talks, or if this message will self destruct in five seconds, either.

Here’s the question: will the cloak and dagger rhetoric amount to a season or is this all an exercise in futility?

-Oly Sandor.

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