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There was no Collective Bargaining Agreement, it having expired December 31, 1993 and the main issue stalling negotiations was that the owners wanted a salary cap and the players did not. And there was no Commissioner, the owners having fired Fay Vincent in September, 1992. So both sides butted heads without a Commissioner to ensure the negotiations were done promptly and professionally. In July, 1994 the players set a strike day of August 12 if a deal was not in place. Negotiations were unsuccessful and the players went on strike.

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