Kevin Johnson has exited the NBPA search committee for finding a new executive director.
Johnson wanted to play a larger role in controlling the meeting on Monday to present three finalists for the job.
The three candidates are Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery, Washington D.C. attorney Michele Johnson and Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Johnson sent an abrupt email to player agents on Friday evening, telling them his committee was "no longer involved in the search process," and "while we'd hoped to help bring this to completion, it's clear that won't be possible."
Johnson had an invitation to join the election proceedings on Monday in Las Vegas, but as one source said, "wanted no part out of it, he bailed."