Report: Cohen to mediate Saturday’s CBA talks?
George Cohen will return to his role as mediator of NBA labor talks on Saturday, according to a source. Cohen was first involved in several talks during the middle of October.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It’s a Hail Mary.
NBA owners and players are banking on a miracle if they think mediator George Cohen can solve the most contentious issue with their labour dispute: Basketball Related Income.
Everything else is secondary. The system issues. The revenue sharing. The mid level exception. It all takes a backseat to the split of revenues.
Some owners are open to a 50-50 split; however, most are hoping for a 53 percent share.
Most players are open to a 50-50 split; however, the league’s most powerful players are reluctant to dip below a 52% share.
Only a miracle can solve this impasse. And that may be too much to ask of a talented, skilled negotiator like Cohen.
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