Billy Hunter has been placed on an indefinite leave of absence by the NBPA according to reports from Yahoo sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski. Hunter was made aware of the decision Friday morning.
NBPA President Derek Fisher sent a memo to the players addressing Hunter’s situation.
"Unfortunately, it appears that Union management has lost sight of the NBPA’s only task, to serve the best interests of their membership. This is the reason I called for a review almost a year ago. The findings of that review confirm this unfortunate truth and we must now move forward as Players. Immediate change is necessary and I, along with the Committee Members, are committed to driving the process as difficult as it may be."
Union general counsel Ron Klempner will serve as interim executive director until Hunter’s replacement is decided.