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Report: As NBPA focuses on after-party, agents want union vote delayed

Los Angeles Clippers v Atlanta Hawks

Los Angeles Clippers v Atlanta Hawks

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The National Basketball Players Association is slated to elect a new executive director today.

Or not.

I’m generally optimistic about Chris Paul as president, but more than 17 months after ousting Billy Hunter, the players’ union still doesn’t totally have its act together.

Marc Stein of ESPN

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

After the show, it’s the after-party. And after the party it’s the hotel lobby.

Oh. Where was I?

I wouldn’t necessarily read to much to the NBPA focusing so much of its memo to the after-party. Some things are just more clearly communicated in other formats. A single memo doesn’t mean the union cares only about the after-party. More info about the vote could be coming at the meeting itself.

However, the other information about the vote potentially being delayed is troubling.

The players got torched in the last lockout. Another lockout is coming. Between, they’re mishandling issues.

I’d love to see the union achieve better results against the owners, but that must start with them handling their internal issues better.