Found October 26, 2012 on Extra Pine Tar:
David Stern has done  lot of good. David Stern has also done a lot of bad. Oh, and he once accused Jim Rome of beating his wife in a horrible attempt at a red herring. Now that Stern is stepping down in 2014 (which I won’t really believe until I actually see it happen), we can start debating his legacy and what he’s really meant to the league. Everyone makes more money, TV ratings are sky high, cocaine is no logner as common as late-game free throws and there’s labor peace. He will have been the longest tenured commissioner in professional sports. But the guy is also just a world class asshole. Plus, teams unnecessarily relocated on his watch, he probably fixed the 1985 lottery so the Knicks could get Patrick Ewing and he oversaw the Tim Donaghy scandal and refused to admit that it ran deeper than just Donaghy despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. He was regularly booed when he made public appearances on the NBA’s account (NBA Draft, NBA All-Star game) and he implemented a dress code that was so unnecessary not a single player in the league seemed to think it was the right thing to do. Opposition to his decisions didn’t really matter, though, because he’s the commissioner. He seemed to relish the villain role, even when he was public enemy No. 1 after he vetoed the Lakers-Chris Paul trade for reasons like “He felt like it,” and “He was bored.” Quite a complicated guy, considering he’s also regarded as otherworldly smart and was being used a league lawyer as early as 1966 (he was born in 1942). And I don’t know why I keep talking about him in the past tense – he’s still going to be commissioner until 2014, and even then he’ll either not retire or he’ll just tell Adam Silver what to do every step of the way. Who are we kidding…David Stern isn’t going anywhere.

David Stern will retire in 2014

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. Stern said: “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...

NBA's Stern to retire after 30 years

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. "...

Banned Richardson on Stern: 'He saved my life'

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...

David Stern Retires... In Two More Years

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...

David Stern set to retire in 2014

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...

David Stern deserves a round of applause and I’m leading the cheering squad

What can you say about Commissioner David Stern? NBA fans can say a lot. Most of what you’d hear would be deemed as derogatory. For some reason, professional sports commissioners always invoke an emotional and controversial response from fans. Not today, however. February 1, 1984 – David Stern took the reigns from Larry O’Brien as the National Basketball Association...

Stern's Retirement Timeline Discussed At BOG Meeting

David Stern has been commissioner since 1984.

Good Riddance, Mr. Stern

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...

10-25 Eric Musselman

Eric Musselman, assistant coach of Arizona State, talks with Rob and Amy about NBA commissioner David Stern and his future retirement.
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