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  1. Things to know about George Cohen

    Henry Abbott

    He is highly respected: The two sides of a labor dispute agree on little in public, but nobody will say anything negative about George Cohen. When he mediates, he usually comes up with a deal, although sports impasses are trickier and he was already ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  2. Owners on David Stern's CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, Mark Heisler reports on an exchange, between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA commissioner David Stern, from the early days of the NBA labor negotiations: Several people in the room, none of whom wanted to be quoted ...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  3. NBA commissioner David Stern hints at retirement

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Chris Duhon hadn't heard any feedback from his teammates about the NBA's tentative labor deal as of Sunday afternoon. But the Orlando Magic's representative to the National Basketball Players Association expects...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Spurs owner Peter Holt has been walking a tightrope as the primary NBA owner in the labor negotiations because of his role as the chairman of the league's labor relations committee. That role has led many...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Craig Stouffer of the Washington Examiner: "The NBA lockout discussion has moved from BRI to CSI. Instead of negotiating the finer points of basketball-related income in a labor agreement that would have paved the way for the start of the NBA season,...

    Blog | November 17, 2011
  7. The race to look reasonable

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport There is only one calm voice in the NBA labor wars right now, and it belongs to David Boies. David Stern can, at times, be a conciliatory and thoughtful kind of guy. He can play the reasonable card when he choos...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "First of all, Bud Selig would never have issued an ultimatum. Are you listening, David Stern? Baseball's 16-year labor peace has come about, in part, because Selig insisted the lines of communication remain ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "This round of negotiations is being conducted with small groups on each side. Stern was joined by Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt - who heads the N.B.A.'s labor relations committee - and the league's...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  10. A battle fit for the big screen

    Henry Abbott

    A few people who have really followed the twists and turns of these labor negotiations have suggested it would make a good movie, kind of like that Facebook movie only with famous athletes and racial overtones. I laughed it off. Until now. S...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: 'Negotiations to end the N.B.A. lockout will resume Saturday amid a new threat to labor peace: a disillusioned faction of players. About 50 players, including some All-Stars, are planning a drive to dissolve their u...

    Blog | November 04, 2011
  12. Things you can learn from Twitter

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA started a new Twitter account (@NBA_labor) to help people understand the labor talks and clear up misinformation. In theory, I'm all for that. But in practice ... maybe the most curt of all media is not the way to hash out the finer points...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "The new N.B.A. labor deal is practically done. You wouldn't know it from the headlines, the dour news conferences or the apocalyptic rhetoric spilling from league officials. But the deal, in practical terms, is ab...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Of all the things that David Stern has been accused of being during the NBA's long labor fight, funny was not among them. Then Shecky Stern went from heckler in the audience to open mic night comic, and it d...

    Blog | October 28, 2011
  15. NBA Lockout -- Owners discussing revenue sharing, sources say

    Henry Abbott

    NBA owners were meeting Tuesday to discuss revenue sharing between high-revenue and low-revenue teams, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2011
  16. Dan Le Batard on selfish owners

    Henry Abbott

    The Decision certainly does seem to hang over the labor impasse, with the guy who lost LeBron James (Dan Gilbert) and the guy who got him (Micky Arison) at opposite ends of the owner spectrum. Dan Le Batard in the Miami Herald: It is a fight between...

    Blog | October 24, 2011