Mar 1, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT
David Stern swung by Costas Tonight (on the NBC Sports Network) to do an interview that felt like old times — Bob Costas and Stern talking was a regular thing back in the NBA on NBC days. As you would expect, it’s a good interview.
They covered everything from Jeremy Lin to the Hornets sale to 66 game schedule. Watch the video, here are a few highlights:
“We have a system where we tell a player — that’s what we do when we draft him — where he is going to play. And we have an economic system that makes it very, very, very likely he will re-sign with this team, like Kevin Durant did, like Russell Westbrook did. And that team will have him for seven or eight years. As I said before, it’s an ecosystem not a prison. Free agency is what players bargained for a long time ago and I’m a believer in that.”
On the lockout:
“The day we made the deal, if we didn’t make it, I think we were going to spiral out of control.”
“The bloggers said it was (the small market owners that were the hardliners) but uniformly, without regard to market size, there was a unanimity we had to make a deal that had a new paradigm for us.” (How committed each owner was to dragging it out to get that new paradigm is another issue entirely if you ask me.)
Jul 3, 2015, 7:37 PM EDT(Edit)
Beverley’s defense provides a perfect complement to James Harden.
Jul 3, 2015, 7:34 PM EDT(Edit)
Rondo is not exactly going to space the floor for Cousins.
Jul 3, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT(Edit)
They would make solid backups at a fair price.
Jul 3, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT(Edit)
He is a good fit in the Rockets’ up-tempo system.
Jul 3, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT(Edit)
Key for the Wizards is this is a one-year deal, so they save their cap space for a Kevin Durant offer next summer.
Jul 3, 2015, 4:00 PM EDT(Edit)
This is a huge blow to the Clippers roster.
Jul 3, 2015, 3:40 PM EDT(Edit)
This was expected, now the Knicks move forward with Robin Lopez.
Jul 3, 2015, 2:52 PM EDT(Edit)
Solid deal in a vacuum, but in Sacramento…
Report: Knicks to sign Robin Lopez to four-year, $54 million contract (unless DeAndre Jordan changes his mind)
Jul 3, 2015, 1:58 PM EDT(Edit)
More evidence Jordan won’t pick Knicks
Jul 3, 2015, 12:07 PM EDT(Edit)
Third year is reportedly a team option
Jul 3, 2015, 11:08 AM EDT(Edit)
I doubt Sacramento is celebrating quite yet
Jul 3, 2015, 10:31 AM EDT(Edit)
Brooklyn making most of a self-inflicted bad situation
Jul 3, 2015, 9:50 AM EDT(Edit)
If LaMarcus Aldridge signs elsewhere, San Antonio makes a lot of sense
Jul 3, 2015, 9:14 AM EDT(Edit)
So Knicks are probably getting Robin Lopez
Jul 3, 2015, 8:00 AM EDT(Edit)
I don’t think the Lakers are all that serious here.
Jul 3, 2015, 2:19 AM EDT(Edit)
Sacramento had made a big push but again missed out on their target.
Jul 2, 2015, 11:31 PM EDT(Edit)
Martin had hoped to return full-time last season, but the opportunity never materialized.
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