Found January 16, 2013 on Crossover Chronicles:
PLAYERS: David Stern
It is getting close to a year before David Stern steps down from his perch as the NBA's commissioner. For as much as Stern has accomplished, there is still the feeling that a lot of work is left to do. One of Stern's biggest legacies in his quarter century as the league's commissioner is the growth of the game globally. Assisted by the growth of international brands buoyed by Nike and Michael Jordan and the growth of quicker means of communication, basketball is probably the most popular American sport in the world. Still, Stern has not realized one dream. It is the idea that he trots out every so often -- European expansion. The idea continues to be at the front of what Stern would like to see the NBA grow into as he prepares to step down. Last week he was on the SVP and Rosillo Show on ESPN Radio and again stated his belief that NBA squads in Europe will be the next logical step in the sport and the league's growth. I think multiple NBA international teams....
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