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Windex 12-09-2011 12:34 AM

Lord Stern hints at retirement
 
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In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

"I would say it's fair to say this is my last. This is a 10-year deal, with a re-opener at six," he said, explaining that either side can opt out after six seasons. "I'm not planning to be here certainly for the 10 and probably not the six."
NBA commissioner David Stern hints at retirement - ESPN

Carlito Caliente 12-09-2011 12:47 AM

finally, 'bout time.....

JDMtors 12-09-2011 12:51 AM

I believe the guy who does the 2nd round draft will be taking over?

But man Stern has seemed to really kill this league over the years, and today was just one of them

Carlito Caliente 12-09-2011 01:03 AM

he kills the league as much as hes done for the league, it's time for someone new

Superjudge 12-09-2011 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by JDMtors (Post 585032)
I believe the guy who does the 2nd round draft will be taking over?

But man Stern has seemed to really kill this league over the years, and today was just one of them

How old are you?

Any idea what the NBA looked like before he took over?

Windex 12-09-2011 01:03 PM

Stern's marketing of individuals has helped shape the "selfish" players of today.

Superjudge 12-09-2011 01:05 PM

true that.....

he did save the league...no doubting that fact, but, he also helped make it a farce to those who care about true sports.

Interesting subject.

dfunkie1 12-09-2011 01:07 PM

that was because the marketable team rivalry generation came to an end. when lakers, celtics, pistons and sixers were finishing up, they had no one else to look at but jordan.

'trane 12-09-2011 01:42 PM

one of the best commissioners in pro sports. i hope he's around for as many of those years as possible.

JDMtors 12-09-2011 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Superjudge (Post 585262)
How old are you?

Any idea what the NBA looked like before he took over?

Well considering I was still a baby when MJ was in his prime. And I only got to see him with his last few years with Washington. No I wouldn't know what Stern has done to save the NBA. But from my generation it seems that this era has its glimpses of ups and downs

LX 12-09-2011 03:47 PM

He's already hung on a little too long. At some point the good he's done will get outweighed by the accumulated debris. It might have happened already. I'm glad to hear that there will be some new blood soon enough. This league could use a fresh set of eyes and ears at the helm.

Someguy again 12-09-2011 03:48 PM

stern brought the law and order in this league in the messiest way possible. but he brought it anyway and without him the NBA would never reach the popular state it is now


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