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Stern and union execs meet, more negotiations planned

Posted Jun 14 2011 7:30PM - Updated Jun 14 2011 8:29PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver met with players' association executive director Billy Hunter and members of their staffs Tuesday, and there are more discussions planned for later this week.

An NBA spokesman would not disclose what was discussed Tuesday. A full round of negotiations is scheduled for Friday, and will include the league's labor relations committee and the union's executive committee.

"NBA staff including David Stern and Adam Silver met today with Billy Hunter and his in-house staff," the league said. "We're not disclosing what was discussed in the meeting. A meeting is set for Friday in New York City with the league's Labor Relations Committee and the NBPA's Executive Committee."

The owners and players are negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement to replace the deal that expires June 30.

The sides met three times during the NBA finals. They remain far apart, creating fear there will be a lockout on July 1.

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