Latest On Discord In Players Union

April 25 2012 at 3:30pm CST By Luke Adams

The turmoil among NBPA leadership continues to dominate headlines as the Association hopes to turn the focus to its postseason, which will get underway this weekend. Here are today's updates on the conflict involving Derek Fisher, Billy Hunter, and the NBA players union, with the latest up top:

  • A lengthy Yahoo! Sports investigation delves deep into how exactly Hunter's relatives are connected to the players union. Adrian Wojnarowski and Rand Getlin report that the NBPA executive director sought a $7MM+ investment from the union for a bank with ties to his son.
  • The union's executive committee sent out a memo to player representatives that depicted union president Fisher as a "rogue leader who has been deliquent in his duties since the end of the lockout," reports Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. The memo says the executive committee has become "increasingly concerned" by Fisher's actions and presents a timeline of events that led them to call for Fisher's resignation.
  • Hunter defended himself against accusations of nepotism, telling Howard Beck of the New York Times that "there's nothing illegal" about a payroll that includes a number of Hunter's relatives, who he says are highly qualified for their positions.
  • At the Huffington Post, Etan Thomas, a member of the executive committee, wrote an open letter to Hunter and Fisher calling out both men for their recent actions and imploring Fisher to resign.
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