Category: David Stern

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn: “I’ve Had a Feeling that There Might Be Some More Twists and Turns”

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

It was a sad day Monday in Seattle as fans and the community there found out that the city would not be getting an NBA team back. At one point, it seemed inevitable that the Sacramento Kings franchise was on its way there, but fans in Sacramento celebrated Monday as ...

David Stern Talks All Things NBA, Including Addressing Team Owners About Too Much Player Resting

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

This is David Stern's final postseason as NBA commissioner, but he's not necessarily viewing it as his last postseason ever. He knows it won't be that way, and says he'll still be involved in keeping the league great. To that tone, in this interview he discusses the biggest topics in ...

Tim Donaghy Calls Out Ed Rush as Being a Racist, Discusses the Incident in the Pac-12

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Ed Rush and the Pac-12 made headlines Tuesday when the story broke that Rush, the league's coordinator of officiating, perhaps had offered an incentive to referees to give Arizona coach Sean Miller a technical foul. Miller ended up receiving a controversial technical during the Pac-12 tournament. Rush was a longtime NBA ...

David Stern Talks About the Ways in Which Jerry Buss Helped Transform the NBA, Especially Economically

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Former Los Angeles Lakers Hall of Fame owner Jerry Buss passed away on Monday, only hours after the NBA's best were on display for the world in its annual All-Star Game. As the league's commissioner for the past three decades, David Stern is well aware of the many ways in ...

David Stern Believes He’s Put The Fans, Owners And Players In A Better Place Over The Past 30 Years as NBA Commissioner

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Last week NBA commissioner David Stern announced he would be stepping down from his position on Feb. 1, 2014. This target date represents the 30th anniversary of Stern being hired as NBA commissioner in 1984. He will be replaced by deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Stern has the longest current tenure among ...

Stan Van Gundy Opens Up About Press Conference With Dwight Howard; Jeff Van Gundy Offers His Support

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Stan Van Gundy has been relatively quiet since being let go by the Orlando Magic in May. He's been in media hiding for quite some time outside of one interview that appeared here on SRI back in mid-August. Appearing on a Grantland podcast earlier this week, Stan decided to open up ...

David Stern On LeBron Not Being a Villain, the Draft Lottery and How to Stop Players from Flopping

Friday, June 29th, 2012

We'll give David Stern this: the NBA commissioner, in his 29th year in office, can often be one hell of an interview. Only two weeks ago, he made national headlines by coming back at Jim Rome in foul fashion in response to what he felt was a loaded question regarding ...

Blake Griffin Isn’t Concerned About Flopping or the Criticism Surrounding It

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Most of the talk about Blake Griffin during the first round of the NBA Playoffs seemed to surround his flopping, or at least accusations about him going out of his way to draw fouls. Now that his Los Angeles Clippers dispatched Memphis and have moved on to face the Spurs, ...

David Stern on Lockout Shortened NBA Season, One-And-Done College Players and Star Players Controlling the Balance of Power

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The NBA playoffs are upon us after a labor dispute lasted into December and cut into the regular season. The 66-game regular season was a challenge for every team around the league. NBA Commissioner David Stern weighs in on a heap of topics that are dominating the headlines as the ...

David Stern on This Year’s Season: “Everything is absolutely and unbelievably good”

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

After a long offseason that featured collective bargaining negotiations, the NBA started the season late and decided on a condensed, 66-game schedule. While no one really knew what to expect this year and the league looked in danger of losing some fans after what went down this offseason, with about one month ...