Which is really too bad, as we were planning a wonderful series on the pros and cons of a vegan diet for pro athletes. I suppose you'll just have to suffer as we get back on track to our regularly scheduled programming. Anyone else feel like they just drank a gallon of espresso? Hotbox!
- Ken Berger of CBS Sports was first out of the gate with the news. Revel! [Ken Berger]
"We expect our labor relations committee to endorse this deal, this tentative agreement, and we expect our Board of Governors, at a meeting we will call after that, to endorse the deal," commissioner David Stern said Saturday at a 3:40 a.m. ET news conference that followed a 15-hour negotiating session at a Manhattan law firm. "And we expect that a collective bargaining agreement will arise out of this deal as well."
- Stern: "We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations." Also, Adam Silver takes picture with fan, has one. [Howard Beck]
- Henry Abbott's Winners and Losers [True Hoop]
- Came this close! [Tom Ziller]
Reports had indicated that without a deal by the end of the weekend, Stern may have opted to cancel the entire season rather than repeat 1999, when a 50-game season began in February.
More as events warrant.