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OKC Thunder: Derek Fisher responds to NBA players union dissension

With the executive board for the National Basketball Players Association seeking the resignation of Derek Fisher as president, the Thunder guard on Friday responded to the growing dissension, saying “I'm going to continue to push for what is right for our players.”
by Darnell Mayberry Published: April 20, 2012

A statement released by the NBPA on Friday confirmed that the executive committee did indeed cast an 8-to-0 vote that it “lost confidence in Derek Fisher's ability to act as Union President and requested Derek's resignation.”

“The Executive Committee based its decision on numerous instances over the past six months where Fisher engaged in conduct detrimental to the union,” the statement read, “including acting in contravention of the players' best interests during collective bargaining, declining to follow the NBPA Constitution and failing to uphold the duties of the Union President.

“To avoid further damage to the NBPA and its 450 members, the Executive Board again calls for Derek's resignation.”

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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