Bill Hunter is the Executive Director of the National Basketball Players Association, a position he has held since 1996. Hunter served as chief negotiator during the high profile labor negotiations that culminated in the 1999 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the National Basketball Association and its players. He has been widely credited for helping forge the solidarity that carried NBA players through the management-imposed lockout, which delayed the start of the 1998-1999 NBA season by more than two months.
Hunter’s diverse background includes a stint as a professional football player and as the former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. He also oversaw the union organizing drive which led to the formation of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association.
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