NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners and players are still debating expanded revenue sharing among teams.
Players contend a revenue sharing plan belongs in the new collective bargaining agreement. Commissioner David Stern says the plan is coming, but only after the CBA is settled.
Union executive director Billy Hunter says players believe owners’ shortfalls “can be rectified through revenue sharing,” but they have “not disclosed to us an iota of what their proposed revenue sharing plan might look like.”
Owners will be briefed on those plans Tuesday in Dallas. Stern says they can’t be completed until “we know what the yield or not of the labor deal is.”
If that isn’t before the end of Thursday, there could be a lockout.