Commissioner, others to discuss long-term agreement
NEW YORK -- As expected, the NBA announced Monday that the league will exercise its option to extend the collective bargaining agreement through the 2004-05 season.
The announcement followed a meeting between NBA owners and players, together with commissioner David Stern, and Players Association executive director Billy Hunter.
The parties have agreed to meet on a regular basis in order to reach a long-term agreement.
Stern and Hunter are hoping to avoid some of the acrimony ...
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