After 30 hours of negotiations with mediator George Cohen it seemed like a lot of progress had been made. The players had come off their 53% stance and had proposed an agreement that depending on revenue would provide the players no less than 50% (the owner's offer) and no more than 53%. Instead of accepting this compromise, the owners reversed course and went back to their 50/50 ultimatum. Take it or leave it. Basically the owners wasted everyone's time. 

I'd be pissed if I was George Cohen. You can't mediate if one side won't negotiate. There's one small group of about 5 owners that would rather cancel the season then to compromise even the slightest bit. Unfortunately Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck is in that group, which is disheartening as a fan especially considering this season could be the last shot the Celtics have at a title for a long time.

JR 10/21/2011 11:48:00 AM Edit
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  1. QD says:

    Can't believe that this has become so childish. It's like watching a bunch of cheerleaders trying to decide who's on the squad or not... spitefull bitches that is, little girls. My view of Grousprick has changed a bit now. And as far as Gilbert... you know what they say about a woman scorned.

  2. QD says:

    Oh and the Holt guy. Don't know much about him, but if it's true that he said that, well the comment speaks for itself. Asshole! Wonder what they'll do when there is actually a season and they see empty seats, how long will it take before he starts to feel the pain.

  3. tb727 says:

    Oh geez take this down, it's blasphemous having that snake Derek Anal Fisher on the top of a Celtics blog!

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