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David Stern, Billy Hunter, Derek Fisher key cogs to NBA lockout

Post  Swinderman on Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:57 pm

Here is a look at the key characters in the NBA lockout: NBA

David Stern: NBA commissioner since 1984, has been with the league since 1966 and this CBA could be his swan song as commissioner.
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Adam Silver: NBA deputy commissioner and the heir apparent to Stern. Has been with the league 14 years and oversees NBA Entertainment.

Dan Rube: Deputy general counsel and also the league's senior vice president who joined the league in 1995. His principal responsibilities include collective bargaining, management of the salary cap system, and the formulation and implementation of league revenue-sharing policies.

NBA Labor Relations committee: Peter Holt (San Antonio), chairman; Clay Bennett (Thunder); Jeanie Buss (Los Angeles Lakers); Mark Cuban (Dallas); Jim Dolan (New York); Dan Gilbert (Cleveland); Larry Miller (Portland); Robert Sarver (Phoenix); cheap jerseyBob Vander Weide (Orlando); Wyc Grousbeck (Boston); Glen Taylor (Minnesota), chairman of the board.

PLAYERS UNION

Billy Hunter: NBPA executive director since 1996. His principal duty is "to enhance the financial, educational and emotional well-being" of the 450 basketball players employed by the NBA.

Derek Fisher: President NBPA executive committee since Nov. 19, 2006, and also is the Los Angeles Lakers' starting point guard. Played collegiately at Arkansas-Little Rock.

Maurice Evans: Vice p2011 MLB ALL Star Jerseysresident NBPA executive committee and a guard for the Washington Wizards. Played collegiately at Wichita State and Texas.

Ron Klempner: NBPAcheap mlb jerseys general counsel whose function is to protect the players' rights and benefits. The league's legal department drafts, analyzes and interprets the CBA.

Jeff Kessler: Labor lawyer and currently the Global Litigation Chair at the international law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf. His major clients include the NBPA, NFL Players Association and Panasonic Corporation.

Kevin Murphy: Economist for NBPA, who teaches at the University of Chicago. In 1997, he received the John Bates Clark medal awarded to the most promising economist under the age of 40.

FEDERAL MEDIATOR

George Cohen: Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, which provides free mediation service in contract negotiation disputes between employecheap jerseysrs and their unionized employees. Cohen was the mediator during talks between the NFL and the NFL Players Association earlier this year and also worked for the Major League Players Association. He is one of the most respected labor lawyers in the country and understands sports labor negotiations.http://fingerflipinc2.allgoo.us/t67-david-stern-billy-hunter-derek-fisher-key-cogs-to-nba-lockout

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