Billy Hunter Wants Derek Fisher Out
Here’s the last thing Thunder guard Derek Fisher needed.
An off-the-court distraction.
Already mired in a season-long shooting slump that has diminished his production, Fisher now finds himself in the middle of a public power struggle between National Basketball Players Association leaders.
According to Yahoo! Sports, players union executive director Billy Hunter has called for Fisher’s resignation as president of the players association.
At the urging of executive director Billy Hunter, the National Basketball Players Association’s executive committee has voted to seek the resignation of union president Derek Fisher, sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Fisher has flatly refused to step down and has been working to gather a coalition of players to challenge Hunter’s business and financial practices, sources told Yahoo! Sports. Fisher has told peers he will not resign, but rather fight Hunter for further transparency regarding the NBPA.
This showdown has been building for months and escalated in the past week when Fisher initially convinced the executive committee to vote for an independent auditor to look into Hunter’s regime
Nevertheless, Hunter helped to convince the eight members of the committee to change course and turn on Fisher. Hunter has been unpopular with many players and agents for his lockout strategies, which led to unprecedented givebacks in last summer’s labor battle with the league.”
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