NBA Lockout: Derek Fisher Says Talks Didn’t Bridge Gap

Source: ESPN

The progress players and owners had been hoping for to save the 2011-12 NBA season did not materialize in collective bargaining talks on Tuesday, union president Derek Fisher said.

“We engaged in more intense discussions today to see if we can close what remains a very large gap,” Fisher said Tuesday evening.

“Today was not the day to get this done. We were not able to get close enough to close the gap.”

“There has been no discussion about next meetings,” added union executive director Billy Hunter. “Maybe a month. Two months. Your guess is as good as mine.”

The players, who received 57 percent of basketball-related income in the last year of the expired agreement, said they made a new proposal of 53 percent of BRI on Tuesday.

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