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Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over for David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s leadership has also been a strong point for the NBA.It now looks like Silver himself is prepared...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

David Stern says that the Los Angeles Lakers still could have acquired Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets in 2011, but their GM panicked.In Dec. 2011, New Orleans, Houston and the Lakers agreed to a trade that would have sent CP3 to the Lakers. The Hornets did not have an owner at the time, so as commissioner, Stern reviewed the trade and rejected it for “basketball reasons...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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
April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

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
April 26, 2017  |  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

David Stern presents Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

David Stern swung by "Late Show with David Letterman" to present a Top 10 list of things he learned in his 30 years as NBA commissioner.
Via Gamedayr
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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