Union meets, says more talks with NBA owners ahead



NEW YORK (AP) — A union official says NBA owners and players will resume negotiations Saturday to try to end the labor lockout.

The union’s executive committee met Thursday in New York. As union official and Knicks guard Roger Mason Jr. was leaving the session to catch a flight, he said the two sides would get together again Saturday. Owners and players haven’t met since talks broke off last Friday over splitting the league’s revenue.

Mason also said he was “100 percent” behind union president Derek Fisher and leadership is “absolutely” unified.

Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter each sent a letter to union members earlier this week disputing reports of a rift.