Billy Hunter's 17-year run as the National Basketball Players Association's executive director came to inglorious end Saturday.
The NBPA executive committee comprised of players, including President Derek Fisher, fired the embattled Hunter amid serious concerns surrounding Hunter's business practices as union leader.
"Today for the National Basketball Players Association was a day of change," Fisher said. "Players representatives in the general body of our association have made their voice and their votes heard. Today, the motion was raised, seconded and passed unanimously that we will terminate the employment of Billy Hunter."
Fisher, Matt Bonner, James Jones, Jerry Stackhouse, Roger Mason Jr., Chris Paul, Andre Iguodala, Stephen Curry and Willie Green formed the NBPA's new executive committee. Team representatives voted 24-0 to fire Hunter, and the executive committee passed it unanimously. It's not known whether the other teams abstained or were not present to vote.
Billy Hunter fired by NBA players union
USA Today | Feb 17