Former National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter sued the union, its president and his publicist, alleging that they engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout.
Former National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter sued the union and its president in California state court alleging the union’s head, Derek Fisher, engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout, according to court papers.
Joseph Lombardo, founder of Prim Capital Corp., which advises the National Basketball Players Association, faces U.S. criminal charges that he obstructed a federal grand jury probe of a $3 million fraud scheme.
Billy Hunter was fired as the National Basketball Association players union’s executive director, a move he called “preordained” following a probe that concluded he put his own interests ahead of the group.
National Basketball Association players should consider replacing Billy Hunter as their union chief after he focused on personal interests ahead of the organization, New York law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison said after a nine-month investigation.
Pat Garrity, a former National Basketball Association players’ union treasurer who was ignored four years ago when he questioned the organization’s business practices, says it’s hard to see how Executive Director Billy Hunter will keep his job.
National Basketball Association players, who three days ago fired the leader of their union, need to pinpoint what they want from the next executive director before selecting that person, agent Arn Tellem said.
Billy Hunter has been placed on indefinite leave by the executive committee of the National Basketball Players Association in what might be the first step in removing him as executive director, according to a statement from the organization’s executive committee.