David Stern Retiring February 2014

10/26/12 in NBA   |   aaronjchung   |   264 respect

Blog Photo - David Stern Retiring February 2014


David Stern has announced that he will be stepping down as commissioner of the NBA on February 1, 2014.  The date is significant in that it marks the 30th year since Stern’s inception into the NBA. 
 
"I told (the owners) that it's been a great run that will continue for another 15 months," said Stern. I'd like to think I did an adequate job. But one of the things I did best was provide a successor. I'm not going anyplace in the next 15 months, but this gives us the opportunity to have a very smooth transition."

By the time Stern retires, it will have marked the longest tenure as commissioner of any major sport in America.  Deputy Commissioner, Adam Silver, will then take over as the new commissioner of the NBA.
 
"The opportunities for this league are limitless," Silver said. "I'm honored, thrilled and will do my absolute best to grow this league or try to do it the way David has done over the last 20 years. To the NBA family, I look forward to serving you."
 
 
 

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10/28/12   |   NittanyJon   |   246 respect

Jess wrote:
I thought of you when I saw this headline.

I concur. Tis a snarly look. 

10/28/12   |   NittanyJon   |   246 respect

In celebration of his "Farewell Tour", the commish should do a trampoline dunk during a half-time show. At an arena of his choice - Air Jordan like......

10/27/12   |   jaysinw   |   4983 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
lol... mmkay. I don't have the energy to get into it...

Thats fine if you do not like him

10/26/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61976 respect

jaysinw wrote:
He has done some good over 28 years, but losing him will not kill the NBA.

lol... mmkay. I don't have the energy to get into it...

10/26/12   |   jaysinw   |   4983 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
This is in sarcasm font, right?

He has done some good over 28 years, but losing him will not kill the NBA.

10/26/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61976 respect

jaysinw wrote:
Wow after 30 years of cleaning up the NBA what will we do without him????

This is in sarcasm font, right?

10/26/12   |   Jess   |   34899 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Ugh, I don't know why just can't leave now. I hate his face. And the new one looks like a skinny dictator already.

I thought of you when I saw this headline.

10/26/12   |   jaysinw   |   4983 respect

Wow after 30 years of cleaning up the NBA what will we do without him????

10/26/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61976 respect

Ugh, I don't know why just can't leave now. I hate his face. And the new one looks like a skinny dictator already.