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Report: Stern done after 2014

Mar 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT


The New York Daily News reports that the current plan is for Stern to inform the owners that he will step down after two more seasons, presumably after the 2013-14 season. From the 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.

via Experts debate on whether Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point mark can be topped – NY Daily News.

My dad has said he’s going to retire for about four years. He has every reason to. A legacy built, financial stability, a loving family, a grandson he needs to get off his tail and come help babysit and I mean like, now. But he hasn’t. Because these things are liquid.

Stern’s probably ready to go, but he has other things he wants to help weather. He has responsibilities he wants to manage, and commitments he’s already given. He could move it up and decide to be done this year. It could be three more. This is a verification of the talk he’s already provided regarding the fact he won’t be around for the next CBA discussion (likely in six years). It’s an idea of what Stern’s thinking but it’s nothing concrete. He could give them a specific date and then change his mind. He’s got tenure, he’ll leave when he wants.

Silver will take over. This is all predictable, but the day is still a malleable entity.

  1. rodgersmvp - Mar 3, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Really, it’s ok, you can leave now.

  2. ihatecomingupwiththesenames - Mar 3, 2012 at 7:41 PM

    Bon Voyage!

  3. losangelasbasketball - Mar 3, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Dont let the door hit u on ur way out….

  4. mrheavychevy - Mar 3, 2012 at 8:53 PM

    About time!!!

  5. isujames - Mar 3, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    why the wait???

    • stayhigh_247 - Mar 3, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      yeah he should get a head start on destroying the retirement village rec league.

  6. trey14jewels - Mar 3, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    Good riddance. Not looking forward to Adam Silver though..

    • cosanostra71 - Mar 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

      To be 100% honest, I don’t know anything about Adam Silver. Why don’t you like him?

      • trey14jewels - Mar 3, 2012 at 10:16 PM

        Well for one, he led the lockout negotiations for the owners. We all know that it ended up just being a big money grab, and the owners didn’t really fix any of the issues they said the lockout was based on. Second, he seems like he’d be another commissioner in the mold of David Stern, and everything so far points to that (including Stern’s outspoken endorsement). Maybe he’ll prove me wrong though, who knows?

      • frankvzappa - Mar 3, 2012 at 11:36 PM

        Is Silver a member of the nefarious globalist Council on Foreign Relations like Stern?

    • brewcitybummer - Mar 5, 2012 at 10:28 AM

      How can you not be looking forward to Adam Silver? We could have 10-20 years of Adam Silver looks like a penis jokes!

  7. ravensfreak00 - Mar 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

    Wish he would leave right now.

  8. 00maltliquor - Mar 3, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    Don’t be playin’ with my emotions! Really? It’s about time, good riddance… I’ve hated this guy since middle school!

  9. snoqualmieterry - Mar 4, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    As a Seattlite who wants a team back I hope he is out soon. Stern doesn’t want a team in Seattle and doesn’t want to expand the NBA. Good riddens Stern. Leave now.

    • losangelasbasketball - Mar 4, 2012 at 4:52 AM

      “seattlites”… now it makes sense….

    • alexb64 - Mar 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

      well expanding the league is a bad idea because it just waters down rosters & there’s enough teams struggling to make money as it is. The bigger point though is that the league shouldn’t HAVE TO expand to get a team in Seattle because they never should have lost theirs in the first place. That’s where Stern failed.

  10. shinchjjang - Mar 4, 2012 at 4:29 AM

    Best news I have heard today. Pls leave now

  11. snoqualmieterry - Mar 4, 2012 at 10:41 AM

    How can anything makes sense to people from LA?

  12. lakerluver - Mar 4, 2012 at 10:59 AM

    He should’ve retired prior to the start of this season. That way CP3 would be wearing the PURPLE & GOLD. Freakin idiot!!

  13. westcoastredbird - Mar 4, 2012 at 12:52 PM

    He should step down immediately for basketball reasons.

  14. alexb64 - Mar 4, 2012 at 1:33 PM

    Used to think he was the best commish in sports, then he just turned into a walking advocate for nickel & diming fans & basically set a tone to cities that if they don’t build a new arena when The Mighty Stern says they should he’ll be of absolutely no help in trying to keep a team in their home city. What he let & endorsed happening in Seattle forever cemented his legacy in my book, a joke.

  15. farvite - Mar 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM

    Not early enough for Seatlle, unfortunately.

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