Billy Hunter fired some family members from the NBA Player's Union, according to a Jan. 29 Sports Illustrated report. Hunter relieved his daughter, daughter-in-law, and son of their duties with the union after charges of nepotism.
In a letter, Hunter wrote,
"Hopefully this decision will alleviate any concerns raised by their employment. These measures are being taken although the report noted that both of them were highly qualified, not overpaid, and were contributing members of the NBPA staff."
The family members who were employed either direction or indirectly by the NBA Player's Union were actually qualified, but it still called into question Hunter's handling of affairs. Despite this fact, Hunter fired his family members because others felt it was an abuse of his position to hire them.
From now on, there is an anti-nepotism policy for the NBPA, and the union will also follow better hiring policies. Do you think that Billy Hunter should still be relieved of his duties as executive of the NBPA?