Associate Adam Yoffie’s 2014 article in the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal (formerly the Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal) argues that even if National Basketball Association Commissioner-Elect Adam Silver is unable to retain the current contraction provision in the next collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball Players Association, courts are unlikely to construe contraction as a mandatory subject of collective bargaining.
The citation is as follows: There’s a New Sheriff in Town: Commissioner-Elect Adam Silver & the Pressing Legal Challenges Facing the NBA Through the Prism of Contraction, 21 MOORAD SPORTS L.J. 59 (2014) (formerly VILL. SPORTS & ENT. L.J.)