As the NBA lockout officially entered it's first month of existence yesterday, both sides in the disagreement agreed to meet and have a discussion on some hopeful progress Monday afternoon.
San Antonio Spurs owner and head of the labor negotiating committee Peter Holt was present for the meeting, but afterward, Players Union president Derrick Fisher of the Los Angeles Lakers said talks were only good for setting up more meetings. Very little has changed from both sides.
“It’s a tough position to be in,” Fisher said. “I think Peter Holt [San Antonio Spurs owner and head of the labor negotiating committee], Glen Taylor [board of governors chairman and Minnesota Timberwolves owner), Commissioner Stern, Adam Silver [deputy commissioner] are articulating certain things in the room, expressing their desire to get a deal done, but where their proposal lies makes it hard to believe that."
“So we’re continuing to try to work around what’s been said and really focus on the deal on the table, and right now we’re still a very, very long way from getting a deal done.”
And just when it couldn't get worse, it did. Today, the NBA sued the players union: