Next NBA Lockout Bargaining Session Might Not Be Until Early September, Says Report

Officials from the NBA and players' union have had one formal bargaining session in the 46 days since the NBA lockout began. The next bargaining session might not come until two months have lapsed; Alan Hahn of Newsday reports that the next formal session is anticipated for early September.

Last week in a podcast with Bill Simmons, NBA commissioner David Stern said he think he'd know whether the NBA schedule would be impacted by the lockout by Labor Day. Labor Day is September 5.

The two sides exchanged media fire last week before the 2011 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame was honored in Springfield on Friday. Stern alleged that the union had canceled a meeting, while union officials retorted that Stern had made himself unavailable for two weeks. Whatever the case, progress is not being made at all.

Training camps typically start at the very end of September. The first preseason games are scheduled for the first week of October, and the regular season is set to begin on November 1.

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