For NBA, How about a 'Smart Strike' 

Forget the players. Forget the owners. Forget the fans. At least for the moment.

Forget everyone, except the thousands of Americans who depend on the NBA to make a living.

If the current collapse of negotiations between the National Basketball Association's players and owners kills this NBA season, many Americans will suffer. If anyone can figure a way out of this mess, it's the author of "Getting to Yes," the classic handbook on how to pursue win-win negotiations.

His name is William Ury. He co-founded the Harvard Project on Negotiation. I called him to see if he had a fresh approach to the NBA collapse.

He does.  He calls it a "smart strike."