NBPA executive director Billy Hunter said on Wednesday that he defends his record and reputation as union chief and would not go down without a fight despite the NBA players having little or no support for him.
Hunter, 70, was placed on indefinite leave last week by the union since the release of an independent audit last month that found fault with his business and hiring practices. The player’s union plans to meet next weekend at the All-Star Game in Houston to discuss Hunter’s future.
The independent audit found no criminal wrongdoing by Hunter, although it concluded that he had failed in his fiduciary obligations and had put personal and family gain ahead of union interests — judgments that Hunter vehemently protested.
NBPA director Billy Hunter defends union record
SI.com | Feb 7