AP source: NBA owners hold conference call

NEW YORK (AP) - A person with knowledge of the details says NBA owners have held a conference call to receive an update on the lockout.

Also Thursday, the antitrust lawsuit filed by players in California was reassigned to U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti. The first case management conference has been scheduled for 10 a.m. March 9, 2012.

The players' association disbanded Monday, and players filed two lawsuits Tuesday, one each in California and Minnesota.

The conference call involving the league's Board of Governors was not in response to the litigation, but rather a planned update on the status of the collective bargaining negotiations, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the details were to be kept private.


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