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Derek Fisher Continues to Urge Unity
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On September 27, 2011 @ 7:00 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The owners also remain divided over a revenue sharing model, (Derek) Fisher said, adding that the union still believes a stronger revenue-sharing system would help resolve economic issues facing the league’s smaller market teams.
“The same way our max players sacrificed for the larger body of players in the last collective bargaining agreement, it’s time for our large market teams to share some of the wealth with each other. We continue to remain firm on the idea that not all of the purported loss figures should be made up solely through the reduction of player salaries,” Fisher said.
“We still haven’t been presented with any real specifics or proposals that include what a new revenue sharing model will look like,” Fisher said. “It is my belief that if they can get us to be short-sighted and agree to an unfair deal they won’t have to share more revenue amongst themselves. They will have gotten what they need from us. We can’t allow that to happen guys. Not under any circumstances.
“It is also my belief that once they have worked out more of their internal issues, the opportunity to negotiate and get a fair deal done is there.”
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