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NBA: Agent Revolt and Threat of Decertif...

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) During the 1997-98 season the NBA owners voted to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, claiming losses by 13 teams. The union, now led by its new Patrick Ewing of New York and Executive Director William Hunter, is expected to meet owner demands (including greater authority for the Commissioner in...

NBA Strike: A history of labor disputes

(By Robert Bradley, The Association for Professional Basketball Research) 1995’s labor problems between the National Basketball Association, the National Basketball Players Association and a group of so-called “dissident players” who are attempted to decertify the union and the 1998 lockout of the players by the owners have caused basketball fans to wonder aloud...

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