Billy Hunter, the ousted National Basketball Players Association executive director, suffered another loss in his breach of contract lawsuit when a judge dismissed all claims against the union’s ex-president.
Billy Hunter, the ousted National Basketball Players Association executive director, will be able to pursue his breach of contract claims against the union after a court ruling in Van Nuys, California, his lawyer said.
Derek Fisher, president of the National Basketball Players Association, and the union asked a judge to toss Billy Hunter’s lawsuit alleging 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, its president and his publicist, alleging that they engaged in secret negotiations with team owners to end the 2011 lockout.
The National Basketball Association’s description of its salary cap proposal as a flexible plan is “a total distortion of reality,” said players union President Derek Fisher, who also rejected the idea that owners and players are business partners.
The U.S. government is giving National Basketball Players Association President Derek Fisher what his fellow union officials wouldn’t: a closer examination of the organization’s finances and business practices.
The National Basketball Players Association, whose business practices are being questioned by President Derek Fisher, paid almost $4.8 million to Executive Director Billy Hunter’s family members and their professional firms since 2001, according to public records.