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Old 09-15-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default Robert Sarver and Dan Gilbert kill CBA deal

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Owners and players initially found reason for optimism during Tuesday's meetings. Commissioner David Stern and Peter Holt, the head of the owners' executive committee, felt that the players' proposal to take 52 or 53 percent of basketball-related income, compared to 57 under the previous agreement, was basically fair, sources said.

Owners were seriously considering coming off of their demand for a salary freeze and would allow players' future earnings to be tied into the league's revenue growth, a critical point for players. The owners also were willing to allow the players to maintain their current salaries, without rollbacks, sources said.

But when the owners left the players to meet among themselves for around three hours, Cleveland's Dan Gilbert and Phoenix's Robert Sarver expressed their dissatisfaction with many of the points, sources said. The sources said that the Knicks' James Dolan and the Lakers' Jerry Buss were visibly annoyed by the hardline demands of Gilbert and Sarver.

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Old 09-16-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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oh no, we've been thrown in the hot seat everybody's mad at the organization
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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More likely the NBA will start a bit later which is a good thing for the owners. The NBA players will start missing paychecks and the owners will get what they want. On the other hand, players get a taste of what it would be like playing for Robert Sarver. Who else would ask his front office to take a pay cut after making it to the 2010 WCF. I guess there's no big free agent who is willing to play for the Suns at this rate. I have a feeling that it will be like the 99 season where we missed a couple of months and the owners got what they wanted. I'm just hoping for a hard cap where ALL the teams can compete for an NBA title.
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