NBA players ask judge to stay court proceedings

A group of NBA players that has filed an antitrust lawsuit

against the league is asking a Minnesota judge to hold off on any

court proceedings while the two sides work on a new collective

bargaining agreement.

The players sent a letter to U.S. District Judge Patrick Schiltz

on Monday. The letter informs the judge that the two sides have

reached a tentative agreement to resolve their labor dispute,

including lawsuits filed in Minnesota by the players and in New

York by the owners.

The letter states that both sides are working to ”reduce the

tentative resolution to a comprehensive, written agreement.” The

players ask Schiltz to stay all scheduled court proceedings until

Dec. 9, by which time they plan to inform him on whether a

settlement has been finished.