NBA Lockout Negotiations To Continue Wednesday In New York, According To Report

The NBA was expected to cancel another round of games on Tuesday, but the day came and went without any word regarding further changes to the (hopefully) upcoming season's schedule. The reason for that, apparently, was due to the fact that the NBA lockout negotiations will continue in New York on Wednesday.

The talks won't include the large groups that were in attendance last week when negotiations for the next Collective Bargaining Agreement, but rather just the key negotiators as they look to get everything back on track. Newsday's Alan Hahn was the first to report the details.

A person with knowledge of the situation told Newsday that the sides will get together in Manhattan to resume talks that broke down last Thursday after three days of mediation. It is not known if the NBA has dropped its precondition that the union agree to a 50-50 split of league revenue, which was what union executive director Billy Hunter said led to the owners abruptly ending what had been viewed as constructive talks presided over by federal mediator George Cohen.

If either side has decided to resume negotiating the split regarding Basketball Related Income, this meeting could mean something ... but, as basketball fans are surely well-versed, it doesn't pay to get anyone's hopes up until something definitive happens.

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