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October 21, 2011 Updates

Alan Hahn: Ominous quote from Holt, off my question if, like NHL in 04-05, it's worth to the owners losing an entire season to achieve their goals: "There are certain things we feel we must have. So that's how I'll answer the question." Twitter

They take our money to finance their palaces, gouge us for pretzels, beer and parking, and laugh all the way to the country club. All they want, said labor relations committee chairman Peter Holt of the San Antonio Spurs, whose arena was built with $145 million in public funds, is the chance to "make a few bucks." Do me a favor, Mr. Holt: Leave the condescending cowboy talk in Texas where it belongs. CBSSports.com

October 20, 2011 Updates
October 14, 2011 Updates

Stern said when each side was in its respective room during the Oct. 4 session, there was a knock on the door. "It was Derek Fisher, the president of the union and Jeff Kessler, the lead negotiator who probably does 70 percent of the talking for the union," Stern said. "And they asked us to come out into the hall, where I went with Peter Holt, the head of the labor relations committee, and Adam Silver, who's really our lead negotiator. "Without trying to pin it on anybody in particular, all the parties to that conversation agreed that we would go back to our respective rooms and each promised to try to sell a 50-50 split," Stern said. "We were in the process of selling it, and there was a knock on our door. Kessler and Derek Fisher asked us to come into a room where they were with three other players -- not Billy -- and they said, 'We can't do it. We can't sell it.' And we said, OK, we get it.' Now it strikes me as strange that the union and the chief negotiator are being left out there because Billy wasn't in the room? I'm sorry." CBSSports.com

October 9, 2011 Updates

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