HoopsHype NBPA rumors

July 29, 2014 Updates

"Let's be clear: I'm sure there were people that noticed I was a girl," Roberts said in an interview session with reporters after the vote. "Having said that, I frankly wanted to address that question up front whenever I spoke with any of the members of the executive committee and the union. My sense was, the only thing people cared about was my resolve." CBSSports.com

Roberts was the recommendation of NBPA president Chris Paul and the nine-member executive committee, winning with 32 of 34 votes among committee members and team player representatives, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

"It shows how open-minded our players are," NBPA president Chris Paul said. "With any of the candidates, it wasn't about race or gender. It was about who was going to be the best person in that position. From day one in interviews, she tackled every question head first. ... There were tough questions she was faced with. She didn't back away from them. She didn't shy away from them. She told us her story, and it really sat well with us." CBSSports.com

Sam Amick: Stackhouse was forced to leave the meeting because of retired status. He's not happy about prospect of Roberts winning, if she in fact does. Twitter @sam_amick

July 28, 2014 Updates

Ken Berger: Player agents held a conference call today to commiserate over selection process. Same old divisions and dysfunction within union. On unrelated note, new bride posing for pictures down the hall from NBPA meeting in white-and-black wedding gown. #vegas Twitter @KBergCBS


Jeff Zillgitt: Echoing @David Aldridge, one player says at least 130 players in attendance at NBPA meeting. That's close to targeted number for meeting. Twitter @JeffZillgitt


Jeff Zillgitt: It requires 2/3 vote, according to NBPA memo, to name new executive director. Will be interesting to see who, if anyone, gets that. Twitter @JeffZillgitt


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