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NBA Players Union: 'Silver Rewrites Rules' in Domestic Violence Suspension

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) is ready to file an appeal on behalf of Charlotte’s Jeff Taylor for the 24-game suspension exacted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for a domestic violence misdemeanor. The NBPA insists...Show More Summary

Union says suspension for Taylor excessive

STATEMENT OF NBPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MICHELE ROBERTS REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF JEFF TAYLOR:

Adam Silver Responds to NBPA Executive Michele Roberts' Salary-Cap Comments

It appears the battle lines are already being drawn for the next time the NBA and its Players Association work toward a collective bargaining agreement. League commissioner Adam Silver has swiftly responded after NBPA executive director Michele Roberts questioned the salary cap. In an interview with Pablo S. Show More Summary

Adam Silver Responds To NBA Union By Writing Random Words

last monthSports : Deadspin

This morning, ESPN The Magazine published an interview with new NBPA executive director Michele Roberts, in which she laid out why NBA owners aren't worth shit to the league, and are functionally the most replaceable bodies. This afternoon, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement comprising shifty accounting and brazen non-sequitur. Show More Summary

NBA fires back after Michele Roberts calls salary cap 'un-American'

The NBPA's executive director is bringing the heat on the league. Michele Roberts is bringing the heat in her first year as the National Basketball Players' Association executive director, and her criticism of NBA leadership came out strongly again on Thursday, this time in an interview with ESPN The Magazine's Pablo S. Show More Summary

Adam Silver issues statement in response to NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement today in response to statements made by NBPA Executive Director Michele Roberts to ESPN.com: “We couldn’t disagree more with these statements. The NBA’s success is based on the collective efforts and investments of all of the team owners, the thousands of employees at our teams and arenas, [...]

NBPA leader Michele Roberts reminds owners that they’re expendable, players are not

The new executive director of the National Basketball Player’s Association is settling into the job and, judging by her recent comments, a lot will change when it comes time to talk to owners about a new collective bargaining agreement. Michele Roberts, the first woman chosen to lead a union in the four major North American […]

NBPA director announces union management changes

NBPA executive director Michele Roberts has started setting up the players union's senior management with her first appointments, a group that includes a former president of the NFL Players Association.

Ex-NFL Player Domonique Foxworth Reportedly Set to Be Named COO of NBPA

Former NFL cornerback and NFL Players Association president Domonique Foxworth is set to cross the sports spectrum to become the chief operating officer of the National Basketball Players Association. Scott Soshnick of Bloomberg News...Show More Summary

JJ Hickson Suspended 5 Games: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Denver Nuggets forward J.J. Hickson has been suspended for the first five games of the 2014-15 regular season for a violation of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program, the league announced on Wednesday. The move was first reported by Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: Hickson's penalty will begin the first game of the season. Show More Summary

Nuggets' Hickson to serve five-game suspension

The NBA announced today that J.J. Hickson of the Denver Nuggets has been suspended without pay for five games for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Program. Hickson's suspension will begin with the first game of the 2014-15 NBA regular season.

The New NBPA Head Is Not Fucking Around

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

How did Michele Roberts convince NBA players to elect her as executive director of the players' union? According to this weekend's New York Times profile, she directly addressed the huge, gendered elephant in the room: Read more...

Domonique Foxworth on an athlete’s role in leading his sport from within

4 months agoSports : The Early Lead

Former NFLPA President Domonique Foxworth, who played in the NFL for seven seasons and served on the union’s executive committee for eight years, was a candidate for the NBPA executive director position to which Washington, D.C., lawyer Michele Roberts was recently elected. Before closing the book on that process, Foxworth, who will graduate from the […]

NBPA makes history with hiring of Michele Roberts

Here’s the Boston Globe reporting on the National Basketball Players Association and their recent news: History was quietly made this week by an organization that desperately needs positive publicity, with Michele Roberts working feverishly...Show More Summary

Choice of New Players' Union Chief Likely to Set New Negotiating Stance with NBA

After 18 months, 306 candidates were chosen, and 68 of them interviewed for the job of leading the NBA's players' association. Then late Monday night in Las Vegas, Michele Roberts was named the NBPA's new executive director. The renowned...Show More Summary

NBPA Elects Liberal Trial Lawyer as First Woman to Run Major Sports Union

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) elected attorney Michele A. Roberts as its executive director, making her the first woman to run a players' association in a major U.S. sport. Roberts responded after winning the job,...Show More Summary

Who is Michele Roberts, the new NBPA executive director?

5 months agoSports : The Early Lead

The process was lengthy, but, when it was over, NBA players had made a history-making choice for the next executive director of their union. Michele Roberts, relatively unheralded outside legal circles and the Beltway, became the first woman to lead a North American men’s pro sports union, getting 32 of 36 votes among player representatives […]

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.

Commissioner Silver's statement on new NBPA Executive Director

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement about the National Basketball Players Association appointing Michele Roberts as its new Executive Director:

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 NBA.com provided the news: Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski noted the final voting numbers, which came from NBPA...Show More Summary

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