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Optimism fades in NBA lockout meetings

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By Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern returned to the bargaining table Monday and said "nothing" gave him reason for encouragement.

And for that, the NBA Commissioner pointed the blame in one place.

"I don't feel optimistic about the players' willingness to engage in a serious way," Stern said.

So the first meeting to include leadership from owners and players since the lockout began exactly a month ago produced nothing new — except blame.

A downcast Stern, who long maintained he was optimistic during this collective bargaining process, said that was no longer the case. He added nothing had changed since the last meeting on June 30, hours before the old deal expired, and said he doesn't feel players are bargaining in good faith.

Players contend that although owners insist they are committed to making a deal, their proposals say otherwise.

Neither side offered a new one Monday, exactly three months before the Nov. 1 scheduled opening of the regular season that seems more in doubt than ever.

Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver were joined by San Antonio owner Peter Holt, who heads the labor relations committee, and Board of Governors chairman and Minnesota owner Glen Taylor.


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