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Screen Actors Guild executive director is frontrunner to become National Basketball Players Association executive director

Screen Actors Guild executive director David White has emerged as the frontrunner to replace the disgraced Billy Hunter as the National Basketball Players Association's executive director, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

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Screen Actors Guild executive director David White (Getty Images)

There had been debate within the NBPA's executive committee about whether there will be a vote taken on Saturday at a Players Association meeting on a new executive director, but sources briefed on Saturday's meeting agenda told Yahoo Sports that no vote is scheduled to be taken.

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It is possible that White could be presented to the team player reps – along with one or more candidates – for discussion.

The NBPA's president, Chris Paul, and the executive committee's members have interviewed White about the position, sources said.

White recently led a reorganization of SAG's union. He was awarded a three-year extension in May 2012 on his current SAG contract. He was appointed as SAG's interim executive director in 2009, where he had served as general counsel from 2002-06.

A graduate of Stanford Law School and a Rhodes Scholars, White was a labor and employment lawyer for O'Melveny & Myers LLP.

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