After 11 hours of talks, the players and owners are at another impasse, but the dreaded "reset" hasn't been invoked ... at least for now. The owners gave the players a revised offer based on the last two days' of talks. Although the union said it would take a few days to review the offer, Derek Fisher stated, "at this time its not enough to finish it out."
Billy Hunter was careful not to reject the offer, saying, "It's not the greatest proposal in the world," but he said he feels an obligation to bring it to the players. He added, "Its been a long haul. We're trying to come to the end of it and get this thing done." As for the owners, when Adrian Wojnarowski asked if this was the last best offer, "Looks that way to me," source said. The players' other choice: decertification.
Stern said the owners are prepared to wait on the players, but that if they reject the offer, the owners will revert to an earlier, more draconian proposal. If they accept, a 72-game season will begin December 15, meaning the loss of only one paycheck.
For his part, Deron Williams tweeted early Friday morning, "it sound like they made some progress yesterday! Keep fingers crossed for something on Monday."
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- Lockout talks end; Clock to remain stopped - Chris Sheridan - Sheridan Hoops
- NBA players to consider owners' new offer - Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports
- N.B.A. Makes a Final Offer, With Hopes of a Vote - Howard Beck - New York Times
- Nothing left to yell about - Henry Abbott - ESPN
No Deal For NBA (Video) - Chris Broussard - ESPN
- NBA lockout -- NBA, players' union conclude Thursday without a deal - Brian Mahoney - AP
Stern offers 72-game season, few alternatives - Ken Berger - CBS Sports
- Stern: Current proposal provides 72-game season - Matt Moore - CBS Sports
- NBA players must now choose between playing or decertifying - Ian Thomsen - Sports Illustrated
NBA offers revised proposal, hope for season - Zach Lowe - Sports Illustrated
- Players to vote on revised proposal - Alan Hahn - New York Newsday
James Dolan not in concert with fellow owners - Marc Berman - New York Post
- Proposal in hand - Kate Fagan - Philadelphia Inquirer
- NBA targets 72-game schedule, a Dec. 15 start upon deal - Ira Winderman - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- NBA gives new proposal, union will review - J. Michael Falgoust - USA Today
Union Will Review NBA’s Revised Proposal - Alex Kennedy - HoopsWorld
- NBA Press Conference (Video) - NBA.com
NBPA Press Conference (Video) - NBA.com