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Peter Vecsey: Source says Stern hopes former league/Knick exec/top candidate Steve Mills replaces Billy Hunter. That should concern the union. Twitter @PeterVecsey1
"This is not a position that's about me or one person," Paul said. "It's about the collective group and the players and I think from my experience ... it's about growing the game and expanding our brand and continue to get our players involved as we can and make sure our voice is heard. The guys here just understand it's our union, there's no one person that is bigger than the group." ABC News
As diplomatic as Paul wanted to be, there was still a feeling among many players and observers that putting a big name in the big chair would help galvanize the union. Paul, a six-time All-Star, is the first marquee player to hold the top spot in the union since Patrick Ewing's run ended in 2001. Role players Michael Curry, Antonio Davis and Fisher followed Ewing. "That wasn't a requirement, but I think it gives us a little more oomph, I guess, having somebody like him wanting to step up and take on that role," Charlotte Bobcats forward Anthony Tolliver said in a phone interview. "It means a lot." ABC News
Stephen Curry: Congrats to @CP3 taking over the NBPA president role. And to @ATolliver44 and Steve Blake joining the committee. #ourvoice Twitter @StephenCurry30
Derek Fisher: Congrats to @cp3! You'll do the President role proud dude! Carry this org forward. Twitter @derekfisher
Ira Winderman: Heat's James Jones remains as secretary-treasurer of the National Basketball Players Assoc. His position was not due for election tonight. Twitter @IraHeatBeat
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