UALR alum Derek Fisher among major players in NBA labor negotiations

LITTLE ROCK ( - As a point guard Derek Fisher is used to being in control, directing other players and providing leadership. So is it any surprise to see the former UALR guard and Little Rock native as one of the primary figures working on behalf of players in the NBA lockout?

Fisher serves as president of the players' union and is taking an active role in the negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. He'll be working on behalf of other players as the NBA looks to find a solution to labor issues.

Earlier this week Fisher was in New York meeting with NBA executives and told reporters that he will continue to "look for common ground" as negotiations continue. The lockout could last a while, but Fisher told players and fans via Twitter on Thursday that he would be working for "fair resolution" and "common ground."