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Great Move by Stern

Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:11 am
 
Thank you, David Stern, thank you.

Stern has his faults. He's stubborn and sometimes slow to act but there's a reason why he's the best commissioner in sports and what he just did is another example why.

The NBA announced that Stern appointed former United States Army Major General Ronal L. Johnson to the new position of Senior Vice President, Referee Operations.

As many NBA sources have told me over the past few months -- pleaded really -- the NBA needed a strong head to oversee its referee operations and hiring a former Army general certainly fits the bill.

It's clear this has long been needed. NBA officiating this year, in my opinion, was among the worst I've seen in professional basketball i the some 20 years I've been around the sport. Throw in the Tim Donaghy scandal and the NBA was long overdue for something like this.

"I'm thrilled," said Mark Cuban in an e-mail to me. "This is exactly what the NBA needed."

When you read Johnson's bio you cannot help but be impressed.

But what Stern did is more than appointing someone highly qualified. It's an admission, finally, by Stern, something needed to be done about his officials.

And I don't believe Johnson will be a "yes man." I think he'll have real, significant power and say.

So thank you, Stern, for doing the right thing.

Category: NBA
Comments

Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 8:27 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

You called Freeman stupid but did you profread your reply ? I guess not Bubba. Learn how to write first dummy.



Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 8:23 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

You are so ignorant I don't know how you were able to figure out that the keyboard is not where you hang your keys to your pickup truck .



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 4:47 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

that was odd it said there was an error when i tried the first post and rewrote it but then both showed up. oh well.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 4:45 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

BradyMania sure is delusional.  You are a writer who is paid to cover sports related stories and give your opinion on the subject. People dont have to agree, and yes they can write about it all they want, usualy to make themselfs feel important.  But i like the fact that i dont always agree with the writers, it would be boring if all thy did was write articles to please everyone.  I enjoy seeing other peoples point of view because it is mind expanding and enjoyable.




Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 4:44 pm
 

Great Move by Stern


Thanks again utajab.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 4:40 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

BradyMania sure is delusional, you are a sports writer, writing articles with your opinion in it, it is what you are paid for. your not paid to make everyone happy, just to write and if they dont like it well they have a right to say so but who cares, they like to make themselfs feel important.  Personaly it would be more boring if i didn't have writers to dissagree with, i enjoy it, it is thought provoking and mind expanding. for




Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 4:40 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

BradyMania sure is delusional, you are a sports writer, writing articles with your opinion in it, it is what you are paid for. your not paid to make everyone happy, just to write and if they dont like it well they have a right to say so but who cares, they like to make themselfs feel important.  Personaly it would be more boring if i didn't have writers to dissagree with, i enjoy it, it is thought provoking and mind expanding.




Since: Feb 9, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 3:04 pm
 

Great Move by Stern


utajab: Thanks for having some smarts and understanding what's going on. I'm glad you can see that Bradymania is a psycho, hypocritical, lying stalker. Take care, utajab!


BradyMania
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 7, 2008 12:58 pm
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Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: July 7, 2008 12:30 pm
 

Great Move by Stern

BradyMania  why do you even try? Mike is the one who works for Sportsline and you are just some punk ass blogger, who is hidden behind a name and avatar, i know i am too.  Just becasue you dont like what his views are doesnt mean he should get fired, there is a thing called free speech and free press.  the world would be a horrible place if you were in charge of who got to keep their jobs.


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