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News Tip: Stern Has The Most Leverage In NBA Negotiations
After multiple rounds of negotiations resulted in no agreement between National Basketball Association (NBA) players and team owners, NBA commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season.
Professor of law at Duke University Law School, co-director of Duke's Center for Sports Law and Policy, and chair of the Duke Student-Athlete Counseling Committee.
"In what is likely to be his last NBA collective bargaining agreement negotiation, David Stern appears determined to leave a legacy -- a league with a much more favorable labor agreement. He appears ready to run risks to get it."