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News broke this afternoon that David Stern will step down as NBA commissioner on February 1st, 2014, exactly 30 years after he took over the league in 1984: David Stern will step down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, league sources tell Y! Sports. Deputy Adam Silver will replace Stern.about 3 hours ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiStern will be succeeded by deputy commissioner Adam Silver (blech), who commented that Stern would be remembered as “the best of all-time.” I’m not sure about that.While it’s true that Stern was responsible for overseeing and growing the league during the NBA’s “golden-years,” recent memory has seen him become a caricature of himself. The past decade has seen his legacy marred by suspicion of conspiracy surrounding the draft lottery (with the Hornets, and the Cavs, and the Bulls–every year really), refereeing (I see you Sacramento Kings fans), and of course the infamous “basketball reasons.” Stern appears to have held on too long and our final impressions of him may be less than flattering.Still, it’s hard to complain too much when his contemporaries Selig, Bettman, and Goodell have all been similarly reviled by their fan bases. I’ll remember Stern best for accepting his role with delightful aplomb, cupping his ear and egging on boo’s on draft night like some sort of bizzaro comic-book super-villain come to life. That might be the image of Stern that sticks best long after his tenure has past, and in a world where none of the current major sports commissioners are viewed in a positive light, at least you can say that Stern was entertaining.Follow Jordan on Twitter: @OffensiveG.
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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 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...
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.