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Nearly Tip Off Time: Prof. McCann Examines Tentative NBA Labor Settlement

November 30, 2011

Vermont Law School Professor Michael McCann, one of America's leading sports law experts, has been busy lately providing the nation's media with legal analysis of the tentative labor agreement between NBA owners and players.Image of Michael McCann

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"If all goes as planned, the free agency period will begin on Dec. 9, the regular season will begin on Christmas Day and the players' and owners' agreement will last 10 years, with each side able to opt-out after six," McCann writes in SI.com. "All may not go as planned, however, as the league and its players -- some of whom are playing overseas -- still have a number of pressing obstacles to overcome in what are shaping up as frantic days ahead."

McCann, who is director of VLS's Sports Law Institute,  is the legal analyst for Sports Illustrated and NBA TV. He also is co-founder of The Project on Law and Mind Sciences at Harvard Law School and teaches a sports law and analytics reading group at Yale Law School.

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