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Posted: Thursday December 8, 2011 12:20AM ; Updated: Thursday December 8, 2011 12:51AM

Union chief Hunter outlines CBA as NBA players begin voting

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Billy Hunter sent a letter to players outlining the tentative agreement

Voting began at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, ends at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday

The agreement must be ratified before the 2011-12 NBA season can begin


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NBA players began voting on the proposed collective bargaining agreement Wednesday evening after union chief Billy Hunter sent a letter to all players outlining the fine points of the deal. Voting will continue until 4 p.m. ET on Thursday.

Training camp and free agency are set to begin Friday, but the tentative agreement must be ratified by players and owners before the season can begin.

SI.com obtained a copy of Hunter's letter to players informing them of the voting system and encouraging them to sign off on the deal.

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