NBA Commissioner David Stern Has Overstayed His Welcome, Needs To Go

March 14th, 2011 by David Spohn Leave a reply »
Few commissioners have done as much for their respective sport as David J. Stern has done for the National Basketball Association.

Under Stern's guidance, the NBA has grown from a league that once aired its NBA Finals on tape delay to a league now that attains astronomical television ratings and perhaps most near and dear to Stern, has become a global game.

Commissioner Stern's chief contribution to the NBA is the domestication of his league overseas. Stern continually emphasizing the importance of growth in Europe, coupled with the 1992 Dream Team in Barcelona are considered the two factors in why basketball became so immensely popular far outside the country that originated it. 

Stern's resume as the leader of the Association has a number of impressive feats.

In 1997 he ushered in the WNBA, a league which is still alive today giving young women the hope of fulfilling their dreams to become a professional basketball player.

He was the brains behind the "NBA Cares" initiative, an charitable program designed to help ailing communities across the United States.

He instituted a stringent dress code at a time when the lea ...

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