NEW YORK (AP) — NBA talks have started again and are apparently going nowhere.
A downcast Commissioner David Stern says “nothing” gave him reason for encouragement after a 2 1/2-hour meeting Monday between owners and players, the first since the lockout began exactly a month ago.READ MORE: Omicron Variant Outbreak Reported In Berkeley Among People Already Vaccinated; Cases ‘Mildly Symptomatic’
Stern says he does not “feel optimistic about the players’ willingness to engage in a serious way” and says nothing has changed since the old collective bargaining agreement expired at the end of the day June 30.READ MORE: CHiPs For Kids Toy Drive Kicks Off For 2021
The sides said they will try to meet a few more times this month, with the season scheduled to begin on Nov. 1.MORE NEWS: Furniture From Set Of 'The Conners' Offered In Charity Auction
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