Last January Will Oldham covered Hank Williams’ “Leave Me Alone With These Blues” in a session for the website Fogged Clarity. Today, almost exactly a year later, Oldham is back with another Fogged Clarity session, this time performing “Hunter’s Lullaby” from Leonard Cohen’s 1984 album Various Positions. It’s delivered in that weathered yet dignified quaver […]
Michele Roberts is a high-powered trial attorney with a series of prominent courtroom victories. Can she use her experience to unite the fractured players' union? A year and a half after firing Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association finally has a new executive director: Michele Roberts, a prominent Washington D.C. Show More Summary
At long last, the NBPA has replaced Billy Hunter. Following a long and mess process, Michele Roberts, an attorney, was voted in as the new executive director: We’re thrilled the […] The post NBA Players Association Names Executive Director appeared first on SLAMonline.
The National Basketball Players Association, the union for NBA players, was seen as a rudderless ship even before previous executive director Billy Hunter stepped down early 2013. So it is an association that has been crying out for a strong leader, and it hopes it got just that in its newest choice: Michele Roberts. Roberts, […]
The NBA Players Association has elected Michele Roberts to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director. David Aldridge of NBA.com provided the news: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski noted the final voting numbers, which came from NBPA...Show More Summary
The only thing the NBPA members can agree on is discord. The NBPA's search for an executive director to lead the player's association to succeed Billy Hunter is going great! One player told Yahoo! Sports reporter Adrian Wojnarowski Monday's negotiations were "a cluster". Show More Summary
A year after ousting Billy Hunter as executive director of the union, NBA players still aren't ready to replace him.
BOSTON — The story was irresistibly provocative: In the midst of the last NBA lockout, Kobe Bryant made a late-night phone call to Billy Hunter, the head of the players union, and urged him to accept a 50-50 revenue split with the owners. Show More Summary
A judge has ruled that former executive director Billy Hunter's suit against the NBA players' association for breach of contract can continue, but dismissed most of his claims against Derek Fisher and all of them against a publicist who used to work with the Oklahoma City guard.
A superior court judge in Los Angeles has dismissed most of the claims made by Billy Hunter, the former NBA players' union chief, in his lawsuit against the union, sources told Bleacher Report. The judge left intact, for now, Hunter’s...Show More Summary
Any story that features Kobe Bryant placing an ominous, late-night call to former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter is bound to be a good one. But now that court documents in Hunter's ongoing lawsuit against the union that cannedShow More Summary
Here’s the Los Angeles Times blog reporting on some alleged details of that horrible thing called the NBA Lockout: Former NBA players’ union executive director Billy Hunter has claimed that Lakers star Kobe Bryant and agent Rob Pelinka, acting on behalf of union president Derek Fisher, meddled with his efforts to end the 2011 lockout. In a [...]
Billy Hunter has gone on the offensive against what he feels are improprieties by Kobe Bryant and Derek Fisher during negotiations to end the 2011 NBA lockout. According to CBS Sports' Ken Berger, the former executive director of the...Show More Summary
The NBA Players Association has retained a search firm as it seeks a replacement for ousted executive director Billy Hunter.
A judge has granted the motion for change of venue to Los Angeles in former NBA players' association executive director Billy Hunter's lawsuit against president Derek Fisher and the union.
The NBA Players Association has narrowed its search to replace former executive director Billy Hunter down to four, according to Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports. Isiah Thomas and former NBA coach and league executive Stu Jackson are among...Show More Summary
Day 5 of the Summer League began with the annual show of force by the NBAPA. Last year they came in wearing Blue, led by Billy Hunter. It was during the midst of an ugly power struggle between Hunter and Derek Fisher. Since then, Hunter...Show More Summary
The attorneys for the NBA players' association and president Derek Fisher have asked that the lawsuit filed by former executive director Billy Hunter be dismissed.
Anyone still annoyed about the NBA lockout can smile a knowing smile. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: Andrew Krassof, Basketball, Billy Hunter, C. Don Clay, Derek Fisher, Inappropriate...Show More Summary
An awkward situation just got even more awkward. Former NBPA president Billy Hunter had what appeared to be a somewhat uneasy relationship with the players. You sort of got that sense during the lockout and that manifested itself we he was removed from his post earlier this season. There seemed to be some sort of [...]