The NBPA has voted and have agreed to ask for Derek Fisher’s resignation per ESPN. They voted 8-0 Wednesday asking for the resignation of Fisher and released a statement on Friday.
“The Executive Committee based its decision on numerous instances over the past six months, where Fisher engaged in conduct detrimental to the union, including acting the players’ best interests, during collective bargaining, declining to follow the NBPA Constitution, and failing to uphold the duties of the Union President.”
Derek Fisher has been the union president since 2006 and it was his push for the audit over the past few weeks that has left Billy Hunter very salty, to say the least.
Fisher has refused to resign which led to the committee’s vote on ASKING for Fisher’s resignation. However, it doesn’t stop there. Y!Sports indicated that Billy Hunter was organizing a conference call between team representatives demanding Fisher’s resignation in lieu of his refusal to step down. The call would initiate a vote to get rid of Fisher.
National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter is pushing to organize a vote of team player representatives on Friday to oust union president Derek Fisher, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The union constitution isn’t readily available to the public, so it is unclear how many of the potential 30 team representatives would be needed to vote Fisher out of office. One player representative told Yahoo! Sports he wasn’t sure the reps could do anything but offer a “no confidence” vote. The rep still hadn’t heard from the NBPA on the timing of a call.
As this battle wages on, one thing is clear, Derek Fisher is determined to stand his ground. Derek Fisher also has two years remaining on his NBPA presidential contract.
Tick Tock goes the resignation clock.