If a position of leadership stays open for months, it's typically seen as a major problem indicative of overarching issues with an organization. For the NBPA, however, it might be a sign of improved practices. In mid-February, the players' union voted out longtime executive director Billy Hunter, who lost favor after several reports of nepotism and questionable investments. The move was seen as the first step towards making the NBPA a better organized, more effective union, trading Hunter's ostensible corruption for more professionalism and new ideas.
Four months later, the union still hasn't selected a new leader. Yet, according to Jerry Stackhouse, the NBPA's top-ranking vice president, that's part of a larger plan. From Hank Kurz Jr. for the Associated Press (via EOB):Read More »from The NBPA is in no rush to name a new executive director