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  1. Bucks owner Herb Kohl seeking new investors to keep the team in Milwaukee

    Dec 16, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

    Terry Stotts Press Conference

    Bucks fans will spend the next 2-3 years looking over their shoulders at Seattle, and that’s because they’re in jeopardy of losing their basketball team should owner Herb Kohl fail at securing a new NBA-approved arena. For small and mid-markets, having a state-of-the-art arena to maximize revenues is a requirement and any city that isn’t…

  2. Stern on Sixers: I hope they make the playoffs (and miss out on lottery)

    Sep 17, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    Philadelphia is one of several that are going bad to get good. Call it the Oklahoma City method, call it tanking, call it “winless for Wiggins,” call it whatever you like — the fact is this is one of the deepest drafts in a decade next summer and teams will be finding ways to lose…

  3. David Stern announces his final draft pick as commissioner (VIDEO)

    Jun 28, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

    Former NBA star Olajuwon greets outgoing NBA Commissioner Stern at the end of the first round of selections at the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    It was well played all around. Of course the fans in Brooklyn welcomed David Stern to the podium with a chorus of boos to start the night — and over the course of the first round he played along and taunted them a little, saying he couldn’t hear them. But when it came time to…

  4. David Stern shoots down Clippers/Celtics trade as constructed

    Jun 20, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT

    File photo of NBA Commissioner Stern speaks in New York

    There are two key rules in play here. One, you can’t trade a player for a coach. That is not actually in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (according to Larry Coon, CBA expert), the document doesn’t mention the idea at all, but the league is saying since it is not outlined as permitted it is not…

  5. David Stern talks about why nation doesn’t fully embrace Spurs

    Jun 20, 2013, 2:13 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game Two

    NBA Commissioner David Stern — at least for seven more months — swung by the Dan Patrick Show to talk all things about the Association such as Dennis Rodman in North Korea and the coaching carousel. But the interesting discussion comes in near the end, when Stern and Patrick discuss why the nation has been…

  6. Stern tells NBC Sports Radio: Andersen “should have been ejected” for Hansbrough shove

    May 31, 2013, 5:55 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game Five

    I’m not sure what the officials in Game 5 were looking at — Chris Andersen body checked Tyler Hansbrough then shoved him. Yet all he got was a Flagrant 1. The precedent here was pretty clear from the Nazr Mohammed shove of LeBron James in the last round — the Birdman should have been ejected.…

  7. Steve Ballmer “on a rampage,” playing Russian Roulette with Seattle’s NBA future

    May 14, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

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    It has been said throughout the Sacramento Kings saga that the presence of Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Seattle’s ownership team has been a big plus as they seek to buy and relocate the team. Worth $15 billion according to Forbes and ranked No. 51 on its billionaire list, he and Chris Hansen were called…

  8. Comparing markets, attendance and ownership in Sacramento and Seattle

    Mar 9, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

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    We’ve discussed the issues that will determine whether or not the Sacramento Kings stay in California’s capitol or go to Seattle, including the impact of public subsidy support in both cities, the race between the two cities for an arena deal, and what lawsuits pending in Seattle mean to the process. Next we take a…

  9. Future of NBA arena subsidies, market comparisons to decide Kings’ fate

    Mar 4, 2013, 11:37 PM EDT

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    As Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been advertising for the past month, we did indeed get confirmation of the identity of his ‘whales’ at his State of the City address on Thursday. Reiterating parts of his four-part plan that included bringing together a local ownership group, finding big equity investors (whales), putting together a downtown…

  10. Lawsuits in Seattle give Sacramento head start in race to approve an arena

    Feb 22, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    seattle arenas

    The question of which city, Sacramento or Seattle, is ahead in the race to bring the NBA a brand new arena attached to a shiny new public subsidy is unclear at this time, but sources with intimate knowledge of the situation tell PBT that so long as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivers on his promises…

  11. History of public subsidy support could be key issue in Sacramento Kings’ future

    Feb 20, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    It’s no secret that public funds for arenas make the NBA world go round. Seattle lost their Sonics because politicians did not want to play ball, right or wrong, and to top matters off they openly admonished David Stern and the NBA during the critical days and months that determined the Sonics’ fate. The past…

  12. David Stern sets the stage for final leg of the Sacramento Kings saga

    Feb 19, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern listens at a news conference before the All Star slam dunk competition during the NBA basketball All-Star weekend in Houston

    There is a lot to understand when it comes to the potential sale of Sacramento Kings.  As NBA commissioner David Stern laid out Saturday, the 29 owners deciding the Kings’ future home face a complex story involving a great ownership group in Seattle and a compelling story out of Sacramento. Seattle’s ownership group already has…

  13. Sources: “Mega-Whales” Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov in serious talks with Sacramento

    Jan 22, 2013, 11:50 PM EDT

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    There aren’t a lot of people willing to give Sacramento much of a fighting chance to hold on to the Kings, but they’re not going down without a big money fight. Sources familiar with the situation tell ProBasketballTalk that “mega whales” Ron Burkle and Mark Mastrov are in serious talks with the city of Sacramento…

  14. New report suggests financial, ethical issues at NBA players union

    Jan 17, 2013, 6:39 PM EDT

    NBPA Meet To Discuss Current CBA Offer

    UPDATE 6:39 pm: Union Executive Director Billy Hunter released a statement. What you think of it pretty much describes what you think of Hunter. Here it is in its entirety: “The NBPA is currently reviewing the full independent special report simultaneous with the public. While I strongly disagree with some of the findings contained in…

  15. Wednesday And-1 links: David Stern broke the huddle at Saints Practice

    Dec 5, 2012, 8:38 PM EDT

    David Stern Saints practice

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points. • David Stern broke the huddle with the Saints in New Orleans. We’re not…

  16. Mark Cuban says David Stern was right to fine Spurs

    Dec 2, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Mavericks owner Cuban argues a call during NBA basketball game against Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City

    Mark Cuban sticking up for David Stern. Maybe the Mayans were right, the end of the world might be nigh. That said, Cuban will be quick to remind you that the NBA is a business. And the first rule of business is “the customer is always right.” When Gregg Popovich sat Tim Duncan, Tony Parker…

  17. Stern says NBA revenues should be $5 billion this season

    Nov 14, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT

    David Stern, Adam Silver

    During the NBA lockout, we all got frustrated watching the owners and argue over how to divide up $4 billion in revenue. Billion. With a “B.” Now, make that $5 billion. That is what NBA Commissioner David Stern said speaking Tuesday at Beyond Sport United conference in New York, according to the Associated Press. The…

  18. Video: David Stern played announcer during Memphis/Utah game

    Nov 6, 2012, 9:38 AM EDT

    David Stern

    David Stern is not going to pick up a side gig as an announcer come Feb. 2, 2014. But one of the perks of being the commissioner is that when you are doing a broadcast, if you want to do a little play-by-play then you get to do it. As he did during the Utah…

  19. With Silver, NBA gets same business with softer face

    Oct 26, 2012, 11:50 AM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern Announces Retirement

    Things are not going to change much. There will come a time, just a few years into his tenure as commissioner, when Adam Silver will walk out on the stage at the NBA Draft and be instantly booed by fans. Just as David Stern has been for years. A lot of things will stay the…

  20. Report: Stern’s big, final goal to get team back in Seattle

    Oct 26, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    David Stern

    It is one of the black marks of David Stern’s approaching three decades as NBA Commissioner — not getting a new stadium built and watching a team bolting a good Seattle market for enthusiastic but smaller Oklahoma City. He and Howard Schultz (and so many more) were villains. It’s one thing Stern would like to…

  21. Stern tells Sacramento fans to support team, hope for best

    Oct 26, 2012, 12:31 AM EDT

    Clippers Kings Basketball

    Kings fans — a city of people that has rallied around their team in an effort to keep them in town — David Stern has some advice for you: Just keep supporting the team like you have and then blindly hope for the best. Not exactly reassuring, is it When asked about the Sacramento situation…

  22. David Stern was all business, and that was good for the game

    Oct 25, 2012, 10:37 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern holds a news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals basketball series between the Dallas Mavericks and the Miami Heat in Miami

    David Stern said Thursday as he talked about stepping down as commissioner that he is not a big fan of the “L”word — legacy. So we’ll call it his story. It could make a good novel. David Stern’s story is a uniquely American story. His is a story about a smart, savvy, businessman chasing the…

  23. Report: Owners put ads on uniforms “on back burner”

    Oct 25, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT

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    Among the things washed away in the tide of the David Stern retirement announcement — once again the NBA owners discussed putting some kind of advertising patch on uniforms. But they remain divided on whether it should happen. So for now, nothing is going to happen. That according to Ken Berger of CBSSpors.com. Amid the…

  24. Video: David Stern announces he is stepping down

    Oct 25, 2012, 3:36 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner David Stern Announces Retirement

    By now you’ve seen the announcement — David Stern is stepping down as commissioner of the NBA effective Feb. 1, 2014 (30 years to the day since he took the job). Adam Silver, the current deputy commissioner and the guy you remember as the owners bulldog during the labor negotiations last year, is taking over…

  25. Quote of the day: David Stern, still plenty condescending

    Oct 4, 2012, 5:59 PM EDT

    David Stern

    “Actually, many players have said, that’s great,’’ Stern said about the reaction he’s gotten so far. “Now we can make the game about basketball talent rather than acting talent. “I think the players association has a different perspective. I guess they like acting. But we think we have the greatest athletes in the world playing…

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