Wednesday, Sep. 28, 2011
New York — With one round of cancellations behind them and more significant ones looming without a new labor deal soon, representatives for NBA players and owners were set to meet Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday for talks aimed at ending the lockout.
The union has canceled a regional meeting with players Tuesday in Miami so its negotiators can meet with league officials in New York instead, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the details are supposed to remain confidential.
Both sides said after meeting last week they hoped to talk again this week, but scheduling conflicts threatened to make that difficult. Union executive director Billy Hunter was supposed to travel to Miami on Monday to brief players Tuesday, and some members of both bargaining teams will be unavailable from Wednesday evening through Friday evening because of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashannah.