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In October 1997, Micheal Ray Richardson got a ticket through the NBA for the McDonald's Open, a preseason event in Paris featuring the Chicago Bulls.
Richardson, a four-time All-Star guard with the Knicks and the Nets, had been banned for life by the NBA in 1986 for repeated drug use. Richardson then went on to play in Italy, Croatia, Israel and France before he retired as a player in 2001.
That day 15 years ago Richardson had something he wanted to say to NBA commissioner David Stern, who was in Paris to see the Michael Jordan-led Bulls. Richardson had been sober at the time since the late 1980s, and that has continued to this day.
"I sat next to him and I told him that he saved my life," Richardson, who eventually was reinstated but never did play again in the NBA, said Thursday in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. "His eyes just lit up. Here was the guy that had ended my career, but I did not hold any grudges. Ever since then, we've had a relati...
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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...
NEW YORK (AP) NBA Commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.
The announcement came at an NBA Board of Governors meeting Thursday.
Stern told owners during their two days of meetings of his plans, and the board unanimously decided Silver would be his successor.
In recent years the topic has been brought up quite a bit: "When is David Stern finally going to retire?" Some people hoped it would be soon, some still considered him the best commissioner in all of sports. Well, love him or hate him, we have ourselves an answer. David Stern will retire from his position as NBA Commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, exactly 30 years after he...
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Looks like the David Stern era will be ending in 2014. Adrian Wojnarowsky reported earlier today that the commissioner of the NBA will step down on February 1, 2014, and be replaced by Adam Silver.
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...
Eric Musselman, assistant coach of Arizona State, talks with Rob and Amy about NBA commissioner David Stern and his future retirement.