Posts Tagged ‘Is it time for David Stern to step down?’

There was a time – a long time in fact – when David Stern was easily the smartest and best commissioner in sports. He was the first to understood the NBA’s international popularity and wisely began taking advantage of league’s rapidly expanding global reach. For years Stern’s vision for the NBA was much clearer and more focused than the commissioners of other sports.

NBA Commissioner David Stern

But this year Stern’s clumsy pronouncements during the lockout, and his even clumsier handling of the aborted trade of All-Pro guard Chris Paul, have exposed dangerous flaws in his leadership and for the first time suggest that the NBA might be better off without him.

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