NEW YORK (AP) — While providing no details of his latest meeting with locked out players, Commissioner David Stern is acknowledging that “the calendar is not our friend” when it comes to keeping the NBA season intact.
The commissioner said Thursday he had “no announcement to make” regarding any postponements or cancelations, but they seem increasingly likely after another negotiating session ended without a breakthrough on a new collective bargaining agreement.
The league is at about the same point as when it postponed camps in 1998, the only time it lost games to a work stoppage.
Stern and the owners’ top leaders met for about five hours with executives from the players’ association. Neither side revealed much after the meeting beyond that they hoped to talk again next week.