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Jared Zwerling: Roger Mason Jr. also told me the player union's priority at this point is to find a new executive director by the start of next season. Mason: "Somebody who can look directly across from Adam Silver & be just as smart, just as innovative & bring more to the table than him." Twitter @JaredZwerling
The National Basketball Players Association plans to elect an executive director before the start of a new NBA season, NBPA vice president Roger Mason Jr. said last week. In addition to looking at new candidates, Mason said the association will review previously eliminated candidates. The plan would be to interview three or four finalists for the top job at its annual meeting in July. Sports Business Daily
Roger Mason, who is a free agent but remains vice president for the National Basketball Players Association, said players were prepared to boycott all playoff games if Silver had not taken the dramatic steps he did against Sterling, banning the owner from the NBA for life and forcing him to sell the team. "I heard from our players and all of our players felt like boycotting the games tonight. We're talking about all NBA players. We're talking about the playoff games tonight," Mason said. "This wasn't just about the Clippers. All teams would have been prepared if (the punishment wasn't strong enough)." USA Today Sports
After the press conference, the Clippers’ official website got a new look, with a simple message: We Are One. The rest of the website is currently inaccessible. For The Win
Arash Markazi: Kareem: "We all started clapping when we heard the announcement. It's a new day in this city." http://t.co/Dt25CuNqrD Twitter @ArashMarkazi
The following statement was released today by Golden State Warriors Co-Owner & CEO Joe Lacob on behalf of the entire Warriors organization: “We applaud the firm punishment handed out today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and appreciate the swiftness with which the NBA conducted its investigation. Similarly, we anticipate that the NBA Board of Governors will act promptly to put this chapter behind us. As I noted on Sunday, the sentiments expressed on the audio recording were completely inappropriate, unacceptable and senseless. We cannot tolerate such feelings or beliefs, not only in the NBA, but in society in general. There is absolutely no room for racism in our world, period.” NBA.com
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