Stern: Sides 'very far apart' on NBA labor deal

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DALLAS (AP) -- David Stern says owners and players remain "very far apart" on a new labor deal after completing two days of negotiations.

The NBA Commissioner used the term "far apart" five times in about 812 minutes Wednesday to describe where owners and players stand with a June 30 deadline before the expiration of the current collective bargaining agreement.

The sides agreed to meet twice more next week, Tuesday in Miami if there is a Game 7 of the NBA finals or in New York, and then again Friday in New York.

Stern says it's a positive they continue to meet and that "both sides have moved, but we're not anyplace close to a deal."