There is a curious thing happening right now. As the search for the replacement Executive Director for Billy Hunter at the NBA players’ union drags into its second year with no end in sight, there is a tremendous void not being filled.
The league and Commissioner Adam Silver, being bright and experienced, have decided to take this opportunity and fill it themselves.
The missing element is the voice of the players. And their silence is deafening.
As the NBPA office continues to shrink through attrition, there is little business getting done. With the Collective Bargaining Agreement open for renegotiation in just a couple of years, the league has decided to start now by shaping public opinion around some of the non-revenue issues that were never completed from the last collective bargaining negotiations.
At the top of their talking points agenda is raising the age limit from 19 to 20.