The long looks on players’ faces and the anger in Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver’s voice made it obvious: There was no progress Tuesday in talks to end the impasse.
NBA owners and players are meeting again Tuesday, this time with their full bargaining committees as the negotiations to end the league’s lockout reach an important stage.
NBA Commissioner David Stern, union president Derek Fisher and their top advisers are spending more time talking about a new labor deal. Next week, they’ll find out if they can make progress in a bigger group.
If NBA owners and players want to save the beginning of the season, they had better get moving.
NBA owners and players are scheduled to meet again Tuesday, a session that Commissioner David Stern indicated would be critical in gauging whether a new collective bargaining agreement can be reached before the current deal expires on June 30.