So it was announced today that David Stern, Commissioner of the NBA, would be stepping down February 1st 2014. It would seem rather odd to step down during the season but he became commissioner Feb. 1, 1984 so he’s aiming for exactly 30 years.
Stern’s made a reputation of himself over the past 30 years. Lots of NBA fans only know a Stern NBA. Still, for all the grief people give him, he did a great job transforming the league from a drug infested league with a lot of fights and such into a more respectable league. Although now it seems if players even breathe the wrong way, they’d get ejected. Even the recent news of limiting player’s pre-game routines was rather…limiting.
Adam Silver seems to be the candidate to step in to replace Stern. The NBA will miss Stern I think as he did a lot of good (as well as not so good but who’s perfect?).