NBA Lockout: David Stern, Billy Hunter Arranging Secret Meeting?

The clock is ticking, and with each day that passes without a collective bargaining agreement, the NBA lockout gets closer to threatening the regular season. So in the spirit of troubleshooting as soon as possible, this week David Stern and Billy Hunter are reportedly working to broker a small meeting between powerful leaders on both sides.

As CBS Sports' Ken Berger reports (via Twitter):

This being a critical week preserve on-time start to season, league and union trying to arrange small, high-level meeting, sources confirm. Bargaining sessions would take place tomorrow and/or Thursday featuring heavy hitters: Stern/Silver/Holt vs. Hunter/Fisher/Klempner.

There is a feeling that the developments last week paved the way for movement by both sides. League, players understand time running short. Key for players, sources say, is that league comes back from BOG in Dallas last week with revenue sharing details. Enhanced revenue sharing, and a commitment from owners on when to implement it, could be key piece that moves talks forward.

Indeed, they may not get a deal time in time to start the regular season, but at least they're trying to. After last week's avalanche of pessimism, any signs of progress is a welcome surprise.
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