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Donald Fehr a candidate to lead NBAPA?

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03:40 PM ET 02.05 | The NBA Players' Association is reportedly interested in retaining the services of NHL Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr. Fehr, who gained his notoriety in sports labor relations while working with, and eventually leading, the MLB Players' Association, successfully negotiated on behalf of the NHLPA on new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL. While Fehr received criticism at times, it appears the NBAPA was impressed enough with his performance to consider him as a candidate to replace Billy Hunter who is believed to be on his way out. Fehr and the NHLPA have a mutual opt-out, which allows either side to terminate his contract with 60 days of notice.

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February 5, 2013  03:55 PM ET

Take him

February 5, 2013  04:00 PM ET

Hope they get him. Maybe he'll be able to get them a living wage.

February 5, 2013  04:03 PM ET

Is this a walk of shame pic is he leaving Bettman's room?

February 5, 2013  04:05 PM ET

I hear Bettman and Daly are providing references to the NBAPA in hopes they hire him.

February 5, 2013  04:06 PM ET

This brings up a point. It's obvious Fehr was not going to stay on with the NHLPA for long. So, who do they get to replace him? That will be interesting to see who they end up with.

February 5, 2013  04:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This brings up a point. It's obvious Fehr was not going to stay on with the NHLPA for long. So, who do they get to replace him? That will be interesting to see who they end up with.

Ray Lewis? He's got the the time now. Seriously, I have no idea. Maybe Fehr's brother Steve? He seemed pretty involved during the whole lockout.

February 5, 2013  04:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Hope they get him. Maybe he'll be able to get them a living wage.

Hey, they have to be able to feed their kids you know.

February 5, 2013  04:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe he'll be able to get them a living wage.

Maybe (and hopefully) he will futz them up beyond all recognition....

February 5, 2013  04:48 PM ET

Given the landscape in pro sports labour contracts, Fehr can just prostitute himself, going from one lock-out to the other. Maybe Gary can go on the other side and they could do a travelling show.

February 5, 2013  04:59 PM ET

Pretty much; he could go from league to league....by then the first league will be up for contract negotiations and he could start the process all over again.

February 5, 2013  05:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Given the landscape in pro sports labour contracts, Fehr can just prostitute himself, going from one lock-out to the other. Maybe Gary can go on the other side and they could do a travelling show.

No matter what we think........ and no matter what we say.....these two monkeys (Bettman & Fehr) are making money hand over fist........and they make it no matter how good or bad they are.......I want a job like that.....except I would be too embarrassed to use my real name....LOL

February 5, 2013  05:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Pretty much; he could go from league to league....by then the first league will be up for contract negotiations and he could start the process all over again.

exactly, they could even take their show across the pond a screw with all the different soccer leagues and even do a cricket strike or two.

February 5, 2013  05:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Take him

Oh! Yes! Please do! We'll even throw Bettman in for free!

February 5, 2013  05:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Oh! Yes! Please do! We'll even throw Bettman in for free!

I'd even chip in a recycling fee.

February 5, 2013  05:51 PM ET
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I'd even chip in a recycling fee.

I'd chip in a wood chipper for free.

February 5, 2013  05:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'd chip in a wood chipper for free.

More better.....

February 5, 2013  06:46 PM ET

A mafia of one.

February 5, 2013  07:19 PM ET

He won't have anything else to do for 10 years... Wy not?

February 5, 2013  07:31 PM ET
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exactly, they could even take their show across the pond a screw with all the different soccer leagues and even do a cricket strike or two.

LOL....don't give him any ideas......I don't follow those sports, but that would make it news topic #1 for months.

 
February 5, 2013  08:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

This brings up a point. It's obvious Fehr was not going to stay on with the NHLPA for long. So, who do they get to replace him? That will be interesting to see who they end up with.

They'll probably replace Fehr with Middlen.

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