Adam Silver will finally have his chance to get booed during the first round of the NBA draft, because David Stern is quitting during the 2014 NBA season.
“The Board has selected Adam Silver to succeed me as NBA Commissioner, and I am very pleased with their choice,” Stern said in the email. “As you know, Adam is a world-class business executive who has influenced so many areas of our business during his 20-year tenure with the league, from television, to digital, to international, to merchandising, to sponsorships, to team business, to, of course, labor negotiations. I know that the organization will be in very good hands when Adam becomes Commissioner.”
2014 will be Stern’s 30th year at the NBA’s helm. And while Stern has recently become quite vilified, he is very much responsible for the league’s resurgence from the depths of tape delayed playoff games. Stern’s marketing savvy played up individuals, which began the prosperous explosion of NBA basketball.