Like many agents, Falk—who helped lead a failed charge to decertify the union in 1995—has a contentious relationship with Billy Hunter, the union's president since '96. Falk wants to change that. "I want to be allies with Billy Hunter, because we're both in the player business," he says. "Maybe sometimes we're like two players on the same team who are struggling to get our shots, but we have to come together." Hunter declined to comment.
Outside the Box Score
Press for Success
The Warriors went to Chicago on Feb. 26 for their fifth road game in seven days. They had lost eight in a row and were down 50-46 at the half when coach Dave Cowens ordered the perfect strategy for an exhausted, disheartened team: full-court pressure the rest of the way. The Bulls coughed up the ball on their next two possessions without crossing midcourt, then committed eight more turnovers as the Warriors pulled out an 84-78 win.