Billy Hunter files suit against Derek Fisher
The never-ending pissing match between Derek Fisher and former head of the NBA Players’ Association, Billy Hunter, seems to keep trucking along as the latest rumblings are that Hunter has filed suit against Fisher, claiming Fisher ” had a secret deal with owners during the 2011 lockout that benefited himself, his publicist and certain players”. This story comes from Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press.
Filed Thursday in California Superior Court, the suit also names the National Basketball Players Association and Jamie Wior, Fisher’s publicist. It says Fisher and Wior worked after the lockout ended “to terminate his employment without cause and in violation of his contract.”
Hunter and Fisher have had static for a long time now. Their very public beef came to a head when Hunter was ultimately relieved of his job back in February after being unanimously voted out.
“We want to make it clear that we are here to serve only the best interests of the players,” Fisher said back in February “No threats, no lies, no distractions will stop us from serving our memberships.”
Hunter was then accused of abusing the power that came with his title. Hunter’s hiring of family members, and friends, as well as questionable spending ultimately cost him the job he had held since 1996.