I've liked Michele Roberts, Players Association Executive Director, ever since she took this position and gave her first interview. I like her points, her word choice, etc. She seems to have a high-level of common-sense, and won't back down from a challenge.
After Lee Seham, the general counsel for the National Basketball Referees Association, had grown increasingly dissatisfied working with the NBA on contentious issues between game officials and players, he called the players association's executive director, Michele Roberts: Let's get together and talk, Seham proposed.
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"I don't like anyone being punished," Roberts said. "We didn't celebrate, but it was evidence that someone other than the players had engaged in conduct that needed to be evaluated.
"I feel for the officials, but that allows for me to be able to turn to my guys and say, 'You're not alone.' I am not looking for the officials or players to be sanctioned. I want the conduct that leads to the misconduct to end. Let's be fair. If they're not acting like adults, they should all be sanctioned."
Edited by UKUGA, December 21, 2017 - 11:49 AM.