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Roger Goodell encourages boos from Philly draft crowd

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently recognizes how most NFL fans feel about him.Taking a page out of the David Stern playbook, Goodell encouraged the boos from the Philadelphia fans in attendance for Thursday’s NFL Draft: Goodell must have known that the boos were coming because he wasted no time egging on the fans. This is actually a tradition for most sports commissioners...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

David Stern: ‘Shame on the Brooklyn Nets’

The Brooklyn Nets rested three of its top players in the final game of the season and it’s still a topic of conversation... two weeks later. The Nets were slated to finish with the worst record in the NBA, so Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson made the decision to rest Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin and Trevor Booker. Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, was the latest to speak out against...
Via Nets Daily
1 day ago

David Stern blasts Nets for resting starters

Resting players is a major topic in the NBA right now and former commissioner David Stern has finally weighed in on the matter.In some ways, resting players is part of a playoff team’s strategy down the stretch and a byproduct of the NBA’s brutal schedule. Teams want to win titles and entering the playoffs well-rested can help.But for teams out of the running there is little...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern weighs in on rest debate

Stern took issue with the Nets' decision to rest players on the final night of the season.                

Phoenix Suns Lottery History

In 1985, NBA Commissioner David Stern instituted the Draft Lottery, a system that was intended to help stop tanking (a problem that was both rampant and far worse than what the Suns and Lakers did this year) by giving all teams not in that year’s playoffs an equal chance at the number one overall selection. […] Phoenix Suns Lottery History - Valley of the Suns - Valley of the...
Via Valley of the Suns
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr spoke with Adam Silver about Warriors’ travel schedule

The brutality of the NBA schedule has once again become a hot button issue with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr resting all of his top players for a nationally televised game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday on the second end of a back-to-back. But apparently Kerr had already raised the issue with commissioner Adam Silver several months prior.According to Tom Haberstroh...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured speaker and will discuss the future of sports betting and gambling.  During his...
Via The Comeback
August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA commish David Stern defends daily fantasy sports

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern defended the controversial daily fantasy sports industry at the Sports Business Journal Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York on Thursday. "The current issues around it are ridiculous,” Stern told reporters. “It's clearly a game of skill." The NBA, which Stern was commissioner of from 1984 to 2014, has embraced daily fantasy sports the...
Via Yardbarker
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: David Stern being pushed to run for NYC mayor in 2017

By David Cunningham Former commissioner David Stern entered the NBA Hall of Fame in 2014, but now he might be entering a different distinguished hall: the New York City Hall. The 72-year-old reportedly is being urged by friends to run for New York mayor in 2017, per New York Post contributor Richard Johnson. Current Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election appears unlikely, and friends...
Via NESN.com
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Friends urging David Stern to run for mayor of NYC

By Steve DelVecchio From NBA commissioner to Mayor of New York City? That’s what some friends are hoping will happen with David Stern. The New York Post is reporting that friends are pushing the former NBA commissioner to run for mayor of the city. A friend cites Stern’s toughness, popularity, and background as a native New Yorker as reasons why he would be a great fit as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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