NBPA Tweets How Much It Doesn't Like Derek Fisher

The NBPA officially wants Derek Fisher to resign, and let the world know so in the least efficient way since the end of the 1999 lockout was announced via carrier pigeon*, by tweeting an entire press release on their 8-0 vote to ask for Derek Fisher's resignation. Here's what they wrote over 12 tweets (which somehow took somebody 11 minutes to post), for those of you who aren't good at reading backwards.

On April 18th, the NBPA Exec. Comm. cast an 8-to-0 vote that it lost confidence in Derek Fisher’s ability to act as Union President and requested Derek’s resignation. The Executive Committee based its decision on numerous instances over the past six months where Fisher engaged in conduct detrimental to the union, including acting in contravention of the players’ best interests during collective bargaining, declining to follow the NBPA Constitution, and failing to uphold the duties of the Union President. To avoid further damage to the NBPA and its 450 members, the Executive Board again calls for Derek’s resignation. The NBPA performs annual financial audits and shares the results of those audits with the Executive Committee, and Player Representatives at its annual meetings. The NBPA completed a financial audit in February and will share the results of the audit with the Executive Committee and Player Representatives at the union’s summer meeting. Additionally, the NBPA conducted two business reviews following the negotiation of the 1999 and 2005 Collective Bargaining Agreements and with the support of the entire Executive Committee, the union will conduct another business review in a timely manner. We hope for a swift and complete resolution to these issues. ###

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For those of you wondering, that executive committee is Chris Paul, Keyon Dooling, James Jones, Matt Bonner, Maurice Evans, Roger Mason, Jr., Theo Ratliff, and Etan Thomas.

*didn't actually happen

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