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New NBA union head Michele Roberts says gaining credibility is first step

Michele Roberts understands corruption is a tough stain. There are trust issues surrounding the NBA Players Association, a consequence of the allegations levied against its previous executive director, Billy Hunter.

Michele Roberts now executive director of NBA Players Association

Michele Roberts instantly has become one of the most powerful people in the NBA. The Washington trial lawyer was elected Tuesday in Las Vegas as Billy Hunter’s long-awaited successor as executive director of the NBA Players Association, making her the first woman to head a professional sports union in North America.

Will Michele Roberts' courtroom expertise save the NBA Players Association?

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

NBA Players Association Names Executive Director

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.

NBA players make Michele Roberts first woman to head major sports union

7 months agoSports : The Early Lead

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, […]

Michele Roberts Named Executive Director of NBPA: Latest Reports and Reaction

The NBA Players Association has elected Michele Roberts to succeed Billy Hunter as executive director. David Aldridge of provided the news: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski noted the final voting numbers, which came from NBPA...Show More Summary

The NBAPA executive director vote is a mess

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

Knicks GM Mills may be in running to head NBAPA

With his future in New York uncertain under new Knicks president Phil Jackson, Steve Mills is once again surfacing as a strong candidate to replace Billy Hunter as executive director of the NBA players’ union, the Daily News has learned.

NBA players taking time picking new union head

A year after ousting Billy Hunter as executive director of the union, NBA players still aren't ready to replace him.

Kobe Bryant Calls Mostly Dismissed Billy Hunter Lawsuit 'Unfounded' and 'Silly'

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

Judge: Hunter lawsuit against NBPA can continue

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.

Judge Dismisses Most of Ex-NBA Union Chief Billy Hunter's Lawsuit, Sources Say

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

Kobe Bryant Identifies Himself as 'Black Mamba' on Call to Billy Hunter

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

Billy Hunter claims Kobe Bryant meddled in NBA lockout negotiations

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 [...]

Updates on Billy Hunter's Accusation Kobe Bryant Negotiated Secret Labor Deal

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

Players Association retains firm in search for new director

The NBA Players Association has retained a search firm as it seeks a replacement for ousted executive director Billy Hunter.

Judge moves Hunter-NBPA suit to Los Angeles

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.

Isiah Thomas, Stu Jackson among NBA players' union candidates, according to report

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

2013 NBA Summer League: Behind the Scenes at Day 5 in Las Vegas

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

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