Stern: No Lockout Planned

October 06, 1994

Commissioner David Stern yesterday squashed talk of an NBA lockout by promising that the season would start as scheduled Nov. 4. Stern said the league was willing to negotiate any system designed to fairly divide revenues with its players.

Meanwhile, the league approved several rules changes, including the proposal to move the three-point line in to a uniform 22 feet and to prohibit hand-checking from the end line in the backcourt to the opposite foul line.

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