Billy Hunter Releases Statement On Firing

February 16 2013 at 6:48pm CDT By Sean Highkin

Following the unanimous decision on the part of the NBPA to terminate his contract, former executive director Billy Hunter has released a statement (link via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com):

"My legal team and I will begin carefully reviewing the actions taken and statements made against me in the meeting room in my absence," Hunter said. "I look forward to gathering the evidence showing how certain individuals made sure the outcome was pre-ordained."

Hunter characterized the manner in which he was terminated as an "extremely troubling process" that has "set a terrible precedent for the union. It violates every tenet of fairness upon which the union was founded." He said he will "examine all of my options," including whether his side could be heard "in a different forum."

"I do not consider today's vote the end, only a different beginning," Hunter said.

Following an investigation into the business practices during Hunter's tenure as NBPA executive vice president, prominent union voices have expressed displeasure with his leadership in recent weeks, which led to his ouster following a meeting on Saturday afternoon.

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