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Paul Pierce says it’s time for union leader to go

Paul Pierce, the Celtics’ player representative, called for the removal of NBA players union executive director Billy Hunter after Hunter was placed on a leave of absence Friday by the NBPA and president Derek Fisher.

Union representatives are expected to convene Feb. 16 at All-Star Weekend in Houston to determine Hunter’s fate. Pierce said Hunter’s tenure should come to an end.

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