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NYman15
09-14-2011, 11:58 AM
"There’s a big labor meeting in Las Vegas on Thursday, and Hunter is competing for the hearts and minds of his rank-and-file players. He’s already lost the top agents, who are laying the groundwork for a coup, sources told Yahoo! Sports. The decision to make a move on Hunter could come as soon as this week, agents privately said.

Several high-profile agents, including Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem, Mark Bartelstein, Bill Duffy and Dan Fegan, have been on the phones with each other this week. Sources briefed on the conversations say they’re getting closer to pursuing a signed petition, with 30 percent of the NBA’s players needed to bring a formal vote on dissolving the union.

After that, they would need a majority of the NBA players to vote. To that end, the core agents had been recruiting rival agents to join them in the overthrow, trying to get the majority vote needed to decertify.

“They’re all militant against the union now,” an agent who works in one of those agencies told Yahoo!."

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-wojnarowski_nba_labor_standoff_091411

Sounds like the union might be starting to fall apart. Not good news for the players. However, definitely good news for the owners.