Thursday , Sep , 08 , 2011 Hoopsvibe

Owners, Players to Talk Thursday

David Stern shared the same sentiment as the players following Wednesday’s meeting that there is enough time to save the start of the 2011-12 NBA season. But Stern refused to characterize content/tone of negotiations or his level of optimism: "We agreed with the players not to say anything."

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HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: Finally, something positive.

After years of doom-and-gloom forecasts concerning a prolonged lockout between owners and players, there are reports of progress in recent negotiations.

The owners and players aren’t saying much -if anything about Wednesday’s meeting. The only thing they’re conceding is that they’ll meet on Thursday, and will do everything possible to find common ground on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It’s about time. Hopefully, Commissioner David Stern and Union Head Billy Hunter get something done soon, so the season starts near opening night of November 1st.

–Oly Sandor.

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