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Nets' Deron Williams wants NBPA chief Billy Hunter out

Player support of NBPA executive director Billy Hunter is waning. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Player support of NBPA executive director Billy Hunter is waning. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams says change is needed at the top of the league's players association and says NBPA chief Billy Hunter needs to go, reports CBSSports.com.

Hunter has been the National Basketball Player Association's executive director for the past 16 years. He is the subject of a 469-page report released Thursday by independent law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in which they questioned Hunter's use of union finances and accused him of failure to properly manage conflicts of interest.

"I think change is needed, top to bottom," Williams said. "I don't think things were getting voted on like they should have been," Williams said. "I'm sure there's guys that are still with Billy, and some guys that aren't. We've just got to figure out what the next step is."
That independent law firm also said that Hunter's 2010 contract extension, reportedly worth $18 million, was not voted on by the board of 30 player representatives.

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