NEW YORK (AP) — Top negotiators for NBA owners and players are back at the bargaining table for just the second time since the league’s lockout began.
Commissioner David Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver and San Antonio owner Peter Holt, head of the labor relations committee, are representing the owners. They were meeting Wednesday at a Manhattan hotel with union executive director Billy Hunter, union president Derek Fisher of the Lakers and attorney Ron Klempner.
The sides last met on Aug. 1, despite saying they hoped to follow that with multiple sessions before the end of the month. They remain far apart on major issues, with training camps scheduled to open in October.