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Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

Posted on: March 3, 2012 7:26 pm
Edited on: March 3, 2012 7:36 pm
 
An NBA world without David Stern is an NBA world tough to picture. (Getty Images)
Posted by Royce Young

David Stern has made it pretty clear that the end is near for him in the commissioner's seat. He stressed at All-Star Weekend that he would not be around for the next collective bargaining agreement, whether that comes in 10 years, or six.

But as for how soon? Maybe just two seasons from now, reports the New York Daily News:
Insiders say that David Stern is planning to tell NBA owners at their April Board of Governors meeting that he’s good for two more seasons, and that he’ll step down as commissioner then. “At one point, he had talked about doing it for one more season, but it looks now like two more,” said a league source. League suits say there probably won’t even be a search conducted to find a successor and that deputy commissioner Adam Silver is a lock to succeed Stern, with one source saying Stern’s lieutenant has the backing of almost 90% of the owners. All he needs is a simple majority.
Stern has almost been as much a constant in the NBA as the basketball itself. He's been around for 27 years since taking over for Larry O'Brien in 1984. To think of the league without him is, well, strange.

He's likely ready to go. He at least sort of seems prepared for it. He emphatically endorsed deputy commissioner Adam Silver in Orlando and really appeared completely at ease with passing the torch.

But it's the sort of thing where you believe it when you see it. Stern's been at this a long time and has probably been planning his exit route for a while. He wants to make sure the game is as healthy as it can possibly be when he hands the keys to the big car to Silver. With a new CBA in place, Stern is going to be sure that the game is in a great place.

Whenever it happens, he's going to leave behind quite a legacy. Which he should over 27 years. He's always been considered one of, if not the best commissioner in sports history, and once he finally leaves his post, we'll all spend plenty of time evaluating that I'm sure. As for Stern, he put it simply this year in Oklahoma City how he wanted to be remember: "Both teams played hard," he said.
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abbiewoolovesgo
Since: Mar 4, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:18 pm
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Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:18 pm
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

bud selig is a very good commissioner. give him credit.



Since: Apr 29, 2010
Posted on: March 4, 2012 1:52 pm
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

Good riddance fleabag. Since everything is about his wants he must want a team back in Seattle. Ands realizes that's just not going to happen until he's gone.



Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:54 pm
 

Great News... See Ya Stern!

David Stern has been terrible for basketball the past 5 yrs and it's time he steps down.  

 




Since: Feb 3, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 12:17 pm
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

So Seattle will get the Supersonics back in three seasons, awesome. 
Couldn't agree more with tomEPbrady.  My Jewish girlfriend agrees.  Also look up Gollum from the old cartoon:
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Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2012 11:55 am
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

stern wants to retire and enjoy his millions



Since: Mar 3, 2012
Posted on: March 4, 2012 4:28 am
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

Stern, although recognizable, is actually one of the worst commissioners in sports. This guy is a Jewish Nazi, the kind of guy that would don an SS uniform to try and save his own hyde while sending his own to the gas chamber. Don't get up in arms when I say that either, I should know, I am a Jew..I know one of his kind when I see one. My only worry is to becareful what you wish for...the last time I thought it would be good to get a new guy in football and baseball we ended up with a doofus in Bud Selig and a Robo Cop in Goodell. Ewww



Since: Oct 11, 2009
Posted on: March 4, 2012 2:36 am
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

And no, Stern is not the "best commissioner in the history of professional sports. That honor belongs, hands down, to Pete Rozelle.


No argument here. The NFL became THE dominant and most popular professional sport under Rozelle's watchful eye. Mr. Stern can't hold Mr. Rozelle's jock. Stern has either allowed or manipulated, depending on your definition, some questionable things while commissioner: (1) The influx of high schoolers into the league. For every Garnett, Kobe, LeBron, and Dwight Howard, come the Darius Miles, Kwame Brown, Eddie Curry, Sebastian Telfair, and DeSagana Diop, the worst high school player ever to play in the NBA (2) The scandal wrought by referee's Tim Donaghy's gambling on games he worked (3) The whole Hornets/Chris Paul fiasco is another. New Orleans got hosed. (4) Certain drafts come to mind as well. The Knicks magically end up with the #1 pick the year Patrick Ewing entered the draft. Cleveland magically ends up with the #1 pick the year local phenom LeBron James declares himself for the draft. Washington magically ends up with the #1 pick in Michael Jordan's 1st year as team president. Of course he blew that by selecting Kwame Brown, a huge bust, missing out on the likes of Pau Gasol, Tyson Chandler, Jason Richardson, Joe Johnson, and some point guard named Tony Parker. 



Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:36 pm
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

While Stern successfully guided the NBA through the post-Jordan era, he has simply lost the ability to retain control of the NBA. A lockout that no one cared about (at least the fans didn't), rogue referees, players running the league, and the most ridiculous maneuver in vetoing the CP3 trade, will define his legacy. The NBA has become nothing more than a supplement to get sports fans through the NFL off-season (which does have value). It's not how you start, it's how you finish and this guy should have retired years ago.



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: March 3, 2012 8:34 pm
 

Report: David Stern done after two more seasons

@Brees4 you can have Odom for nothing right, no one wants him.  And I'm sure if you offered Gordon for Martin and Dragic the Rockets would jump on that ASAP.  so all your left with is Scola vs. what you have now Kaman and a lottery pick that you received if you trade Kaman you get another pick...call me crazy but i'll take the lottery pick plus the pick I get for Kaman over Scola... Just IMO


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