N.B.A. Cancels 2 Weeks of Play in Labor Dispute

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From the Associated Press via The New York Times:

N.B.A. Commissioner David Stern on Monday, 10 Oct. 2011, announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the regular season after a lengthy negotiating session with locked-out players in New York failed to achieve a new collective bargaining agreement.

Owners locked out the players 1 July 2011 when they could not reach a deal in the labor dispute before the old collective bargaining agreement expired.

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The official N.B.A. news release of the cancellation:

NBA cancels first two weeks of 2011-12 regular season

By Official release
Posted Oct 10 2011 10:04PM

NEW YORK — The NBA announced today that it has canceled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season because a new collective bargaining agreement has not been reached with the National Basketball Players Association. This cancellation includes all games originally scheduled to be played through November 14.

“Despite extensive efforts, we have not been able to reach a new agreement with the players’ union that allows all 30 teams to be able to compete for a championship while fairly compensating our players,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said.

Refunds plus interest are available for all NBA season-ticket holders for all preseason and regular-season games that are canceled.

From the N.B.A., explaining the July 2011 lockout:

Lockout FAQs: What, how and what’s next in labor standoff

The N.B.A.’s Labor Central: Collective Bargaining News and Information

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