Derek Fisher http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29411/all en NBA-Players union places leader Hunter on leave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nba-players-union-places-leader-hunter-leave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 1 (Reuters) - Billy Hunter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) was placed on indefinite leave on Friday, as investigations continue into his leadership of the union.</p> <p>NBPA president Derek Fisher, announced in a statement the formation of both an interim executive committee and advisory committee to move the organization forward.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/nba-players-union-places-leader-hunter-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derek Fisher National Basketball Association National Basketball Players Association Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:46:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5743668 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Players' union chief placed on leave http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nba-players-union-chief-placed-leave <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The NBA Players Association said Friday that union chief Billy Hunter has been placed on indefinite leave following an independent report detailing shoddy business practices on his part.</p> <p>"Unfortunately, it appears that union management has lost sight of the NBPA's only task, to serve the best interests of their membership," said union president Derek Fisher, a veteran guard who signed with Dallas as a free agent this season but was released on December 22.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/nba-players-union-chief-placed-leave" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Derek Fisher National Basketball Association National Basketball Players Association AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5743716 at http://www.globalpost.com NBA: Hunter ousted as boss of players union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/nba-hunter-ousted-boss-players-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Billy Hunter was fired as executive director of the NBA players union after 17 years in the job on Saturday after an executive committee of players voted unanimously to oust him.</p> <p>The National Basketball Players Association assembled a new executive committee after player representatives axed Hunter following a review of his tenure at the top of the organization was released in January.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130216/nba-hunter-ousted-boss-players-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bill Hunter Derek Fisher National Basketball Association AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 02:00:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5757913 at http://www.globalpost.com