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NBPA acting executive director Ron Klempner, however, wasn't satisfied with how the situation was handled, via Bloomberg's Scott Soshnick: Text from Ron Klempner, acting exec director of @TheNBPA: The playing conditions for tonight's game were completely unacceptable from the opening tip. In a situation like this, there needs to be more open communication before a decision is made that could potentially place players at risk. CBSSports.com
Marc J. Spears: NBPA VP Roger Mason tells Y: "Met with (NBA commish) Adam (Silver) today, the league is clear in its constituition that they can force a sale. We wil sit back until June 3rd to see how this unfolds." Twitter @SpearsNBAYahoo
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
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