Monday, December 22, 2014

Long Night Of NBA Negotiations Has Yet To End

(UPDATE: It's about 2:15 a.m. and we are getting indications that negotiations are concluding)

Long Night Of NBA Negotiations Has Yet To End

(UPDATE: It's about 2:15 a.m. and we are getting indications that negotiations are concluding)

NEW YORK – What a scene.

We came to cover the NBA labor negotiations and ended up at a slumber party.

Well, not really, but the meetings began at 10 a.m.

Not all reporters got there then, but this one arrived at about 1 p.m.

Good thing there was other work to do.

There was hope that with federal mediator George Cohen in the process that both sides would have better communication and make some progress.

Nobody expected them to stay together for more than 14 hours.

We were told we’d be briefed when they came out and there was a false alarm a little after 10 p.m. Twitter, went atwitter with comments about the meeting ending.

Only the meeting hadn’t ended.

So all it left were some inaccurate tweets and several angry reporters.

Now it’s past midnight and we’re still waiting. When something happens, other than the National Basketball Players Association donating Chinese food to the starving reporters, we’ll post it here.

Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog

Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Keith Pompey Inquirer Staff Writer
Marc Narducci Inquirer Staff Writer
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