AP Source: NBA sides to resume talks Monday
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the plans says NBA owners and players will resume talks toward a new collective bargaining agreement Monday, a month after the lockout started.
Though representatives from the sides have been talking and met on multiple occasions since July 1, this will be the first meeting to include Commissioner David Stern, union executive director Billy Hunter, owners and players, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are supposed to be confidential.
The sides were still far apart on numerous economic issues when owners voted to lock out the players when the old collective bargaining agreement expired at the end of the day June 30.