Derek Fisher, the NBA players' union president since 2006, has been asked to resign by the executive committee.
It appears that there is a behind-the-scenes power struggle between Fisher and Billy Hunter, the NBPA's longtime executive director, over a call for an audit and business review of the association's finances.
The National Basketball Players' Union said in a statement Friday that its executive committee voted 8-0 on Wednesday to seek the resignation of the longtime Lakers and current Oklahoma City point guard.
But Fisher, who helped negotiate the current collective-bargaining agreement during contentious talks that forced the NBA to cancel two months of the season, is refusing to step down, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.