Odds & Ends: NBPA, Cook, Bogans

January 14 at 9:30pm CST By Zach Links

A quick look around the Association..

  • With a key hearing approaching in Billy Hunter‘s lawsuit against the National Basketball Players Association, the union has hired one of the defendants in the civil case: Derek Fisher‘s former business manager, Jamie Wior, three people familiar with the situation told Ken Berger of CBSSports.com.  Wior and Fisher, the former union president, are co-defendants in a lawsuit that Hunter filed against the NBPA for wrongful termination.  The L.A.-based publicist and business manager played a behind-the-scenes role in the 2011 lockout.
  • Former Heat, Bulls, and Thunder guard Daequan Cook has been waived by Ukraine’s Budivelnyk Kyiv, according to Emiliano Carchia of Sportando.  The former NBA sharpshooter has played eight games with the Ukrainian team (4.8 PPG), four in Euroleague (9.0 PPG) and four in Superleague.  He’s already back in the United States, according to Carchia.
  • The Celtics announced earlier this evening that guard Keith Bogans has been excused from the team indefinitely for personal reasons but the press release notes that the veteran remains under contract with the club.  The veteran has been vocal with his frustration over not seeing playing time in Boston.
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