Billy Hunter, head of NBA Players Association, placed on indefinite leave
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 1, 2013
The National Basketball Players Association announced Friday that embattled union chief Billy Hunter has been placed on indefinite leave of absence. NBA players put union chief Billy Hunter on an indefinite leave Friday, two weeks after a report they commissioned questioned Hunter's leadership and criticized him for bad decisions and questionable business practices. Hunter was notified of the decision Friday morning, sources said. 17 after an eight-month review, the report found that Hunter was aware his $3 million per year contract was never properly approved. "Because of the unusual circumstances at the union, a result of mismanagement extensively documented by the Paul, Weiss report, the committees have decided to take immediate actions that allow them to assess the situation fully and build a stronger, more effective organization that better represents their membership," the statement released through Fisher's publicist said. Released Jan.