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."
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.
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