NBA Players Association president Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers point guard, speaks during a news conference after a meeting with owners to discuss a new labor deal and possibly avert a basketball lockout, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. Neither side cited any progress but said it was a good sign that they agreed to continue the discussions. NBA players and owners will resume meetings Saturday. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
October 1, 2011 8:39:54 AM PDT
By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer
NEW YORK - October 1, 2011 --
With exactly one month until the season is scheduled to start, NBA owners and players are meeting for a second straight day in hopes of ending the lockout.