Federal mediator George Cohen kept the NBA owners and players in negotiations for 16 hours yesterday but the only thing we're sure they agreed to was to not comment on the talks. Both sides will resume talks again today at 10:00AM which shows an ounce of progress since David Stern had only committed to one day of talks this week.
If Stern and the owners don't have any intention of making a deal with the players, the meetings today may simply be an effort to show good will effort that they are "trying" to get something done. Seems like a painful way to go though since no one cares about good intentions at this point. Deal or no deal.
Plenty of great links today from those stuck on a marathon stakeout.
- Marathon mediation leads to another meeting - CBSSports.com
- Labor talks to continue after little progress - NBA - Yahoo! Sports
- N.B.A. Talks Pause After 16-Hour Marathon Meeting - NYTimes.com
- NBA labor negotiations last 16 hours; more talks planned - ESPN
- NBA lockout talks end after 16 hours, to resume Wednesday
- Tully: NBA impasse risks loss of much more than a season | The Indianapolis Star | indystar.com
- Extending NBA season not so simple | ProBasketballTalk
- Los Angeles judge finalizes decision favoring Indiana Pacers owner and wife in nanny's suit | The Republic