Players and Owners reach an agreement (MOD: circa 5am ET 1/6/13)
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01-06-2013, 05:41 AM
Join Date: Jun 2005
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Why not in September? Bettman/Batterman were too busy then with take it or leave it proposals, betting on the players capitulating.
Why now? My bet is NBC and other major sponsors came to the realization Bettman's tweaks were significantly greater than they were lead to believe. Thus the sponsors told the Bettman they were going to reconsider their involvement in the league.
Nick Kypreos @RealKyper tweeted something along those lines, too:
Told possible reason #CBA deal. Bettman under intense pressure from major sponsors. Sponsors nervous investing again in "devalued product"
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