Report: Stern Authorized to Negotiate
NBA commissioner David Stern has the authority to make minor system alterations to the owners’ latest labor offer to the players to try to complete a collective bargaining agreement and end the lockout, ownership sources told Yahoo! Sports.
“There can be a few things tweaked along the edges, the periphery, and this can be agreed upon,” one ownership source said. “I’m confident that would not be an issue if [Stern] did that.”
“It will be a very slight budge,” one high-ranking management source said.