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"We feel like our time, and our guys would want our time, to be used in meeting and try to get closer to getting a deal done," he said. "So instead of going forward with that meeting, we're going to put it off and then we'll reschedule it accordingly depending on what happens tomorrow and into the week if we continue to meet."
No further talks had been expected this weekend. On Friday, a person close to the union told AP that players had been seeking a session before the deadline, but were told it came with a precondition of agreeing to the 50-50 revenue split.
The NBA later confirmed it wasn't prepared to move above a 50-50 split but still was open to discussing other issues, but that the union had declined.
Stern, Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, owners Peter Holt of San Antonio and Glen Taylor of Minnesota, and senior vice president and deputy general counsel Dan Rube met with Hunter, Fisher and vice president Maurice Evans of the Wizards, and attorneys Jeffrey Kessler and Ron Klempner.
Stern wouldn't comment on Sunday's talks beyond saying they would meet again Monday, adding they had an agreement with the players not to provide any details.
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