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  1. No clean break for Billy Hunter and union

    Henry Abbott

    HOUSTON -- Billy Hunter was head of the National Basketball Players Association for more than a dozen years. The announcement of his parting took less than three minutes. Union president Derek Fisher, who supported Hunter for several years befo...

    Blog | February 16, 2013
  2. Billy Hunter's last showdown

    Henry Abbott

    All-Star Weekend always has its share of excitement. This year, some of it promises to be at the Players Association meetings, which insiders predict will serve as the end of Billy Hunter's time at the head of the union. What we know is that in th...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  3. Billy Hunter at the end of the line

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Even if the union leader can avoid criminal charges, NBA players deserve better. In spring 2012, players union president Derek Fisher sounded the alarm about troubles at the National Basketball Players Association, in...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  5. The winners and losers of a new CBA

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA season will happen after all, thanks to a handshake deal struck in New York between David Stern's NBA and what remains of Billy Hunter's players association. As the dust settles after one of the NBA's more cantankerous episodes, here's an ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  6. Eight reasons this will end in negotiations

    Henry Abbott

    When Billy Hunter says that "collective bargaining has completely broken down" it's easy to believe. The union is lawyering up. The league is lawyering up. The players will not be shoved around and are willing to walk away from vast piles of cash ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  7. Players' new legal leaders speak

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing the legal strategy of disclaiming the union, Billy Hunter and Derek Fisher are effectively handing the process of getting NBA players back to work with their outside attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and the newly appointed David Boies. Boie...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  8. Nothing left to yell about

    Henry Abbott

    Some things just sound like news. David Stern's no-holds-barred ultimatum of Wednesday at 5 o'clock was a jolt to the system. Similarly, Billy Hunter's calling a premature end to a meeting a few weeks ago packed a punch. But a lot has happened ...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  9. Optimistic notes as deadline approaches

    Henry Abbott

    Even if Billy Hunter says he doesn't take David Stern's 5 p.m. deadline seriously, it has undeniably added excitement to today's talks. Today, everything happens to a steady stream of chatter behind the scenes ... players, team personnel, anyone and ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. 82 games may be too many

    Henry Abbott

    Billy Hunter says the league and the players met so soon after the last debacle and for so long into Thursday morning in no small part because the clock is ticking on an 82-game season. It can be salvaged, he suggested, if a deal is reached by Sun...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  11. What is there to talk about?

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesClues to the negotiations' next steps, from Billy Hunter's Thursday speech. Leaders of the NBA and the players' association are back at it once more, less than a week after the best efforts of one of the world's most re...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  12. Billy Hunter: Billionaires run amok

    Henry Abbott

    The executive director of the Players Association, Billy Hunter, is on the B.S. Report today with Bill Simmons. He said that as soon as his players said they wanted to compromise, he would get them a deal. But at the moment the rhetoric sounds nothin...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "NBPA President Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter were by then kindling, ready to burn with the slightest match strike. They were angry over the way talks ended and the position of the owners t...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  14. David Stern and the plantation

    Henry Abbott

    Bryant Gumbel likened David Stern to a "modern plantation overseer" in talking labor at the close of his HBO "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" show: [Stern] has alternately knocked union leader Billy Hunter, said the players were getting inaccurate i...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  15. The moment the talks fell apart

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images October 4: The day talks to save the NBA season went haywire. David Stern, Billy Hunter, Derek Fisher, Adam Silver, Spurs owner Peter Holt, union lawyers Ron Klempner and Jeffrey Kessler ... with various others droppi...

    Blog | October 15, 2011
  16. Pointing two fingers

    Henry Abbott

    Neilson Barnard, Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe best efforts of Billy Hunter and David Stern have not been enough. Anything you hear about "the owners" being one way or "the players" being another is likely wrong. Both groups are all over ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011