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NBA labor negotiations to continue next week

September 8, 2011 |  2:46 pm

Jeff3 NBA owners and players union representatives will extend their effort to end the 2-month-old lockout next week after completing their first negotiating session on back-to-back days Thursday.

Players association attorney Jeffrey Kessler told reporters in New York the parties would regather Sept. 13.

Owners and players are attempting to bridge financial differences after the league claimed 23 of 30 teams lost money in the 2009-10 season. Owners previously proposed giving $2 billion annually in salary, a cut from the $2.15 million figure in the 2010-11 season.

Training camp is scheduled to open in early October with the season scheduled to start Nov. 1. The NBA Board of Governors will meet Sept. 15 in Dallas to discuss the labor talks.

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Photo: NBA players association attorney Jeffrey Kessler. Credit: Mary Altaffer / Associated Press

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