Blake Griffin's agent irate with the NBA Players' Union

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High-powered agent Jeff Schwartz who represents Blake Griffin and Kevin Love has slammed the NBA Players' Union over its search for an executive director.

The NBA Players' Union has been under fire since the firing of former executive director Billy Hunter.

It has received scrutiny from all sides and now Jeff Schwartz has come out and announced his dismay of the search process.

Jeff Schwartz is the agent of Blake Griffin and Kevin Love, among many other NBA stars, he recently wrote a column for ESPN's TrueHoop blog where he did not hold any punches in his criticism of the current executive director search being conducted by the NBA Players' Union.

Schwartz explained: "One of the most frequent complaints voiced by players and agents against the previous regime was the union’s obsession with secretive practices and compartmentalization. The expectation moving forward was that the NBPA would start to insist on transparency in everyday business operations and in the search for its next leader."

He continued by saying: "The NBPA, however, has unbelievably yielded again to opaque methods in choosing the next union leader. This approach can no longer be tolerated."

"The only way to repair the damage that has already been done, in my view, is to bring an immediate stop to the current process and then start the executive-director search over from scratch with a much broader approach."

Schwartz believes that NBA agents should be allowed to have more an input with the dealings of the NBA Players Union, he explains that they have a vested interest in the players contract negotiations so they understand what is required for both sides.

The NBPA have currently held their tongue on the matter and it seems as their search for a new executive director continues without any adjustments.


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