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Old 07-21-2007, 10:43 PM   #16
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I like the idea of a former player, someone who can keep the game evolving at a players level, yet who is an authorative figure: Larry Bird...no wait...someone angrier.... Charles Barkley...wait, too dumb.... Michael Jordan...wait he had a gambling problem....ummm....****.

Wait...Jerry West? He IS the frigging logo...

Micheal Jordan: Wait, he's no good at being anything other then a player.

I guess you're just considering players because, well, you probably have no clue about whoever else is vying for that job. To be honest, I don't either, but if a former NBA player gets it, it will be terrible for the league. It'll just be one bad move after another.

Jerry West is overrated. What exactly has he done to earn a spot in your mythical rankings of who should be the next commissioner? Made a couple of trades and signed a few players. In my opinion, no NBA players would even know what do with when they become a commissioner. Stern has so much more to do then any GM in the league.
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:49 PM   #17
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Tom Donaghy's been the only one accused so far. Do you even know if he ref'd those games?


Bavetta reffed the Lakers/Kings game and I believe Hugh Hollins reffed the Bulls/Knicks game.
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Default Re: I think it may be time for Stern to step down...

From what I understand, league revenues and attendance have gone up with Stern at the helm, so I think it would be difficult for him to step down. He probably has quite a few supporters.

If you are a hardcore fan, like most here, we don't like the results of his efforts. But to the masses, he's probably doing a good job putting a decent product out there.



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Old 07-21-2007, 11:48 PM   #19
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Tennis has that laser technology... that could help with out of bounds calls, making the referees jobs easier.


Where are you going to put the laser on the court? Usually the sidelines and baselines are packed with cameramen and people who bought sideline tickets. Also, it's common to see players on the bench jump up and down in excitement and sometimes even onto the court. I really want this to hapen, because it's so hard to tell from three different angles if a player is out of bounds.

Please watch until the 3:53 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eY8qGHU52E
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:29 PM   #20
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Where are you going to put the laser on the court? Usually the sidelines and baselines are packed with cameramen and people who bought sideline tickets. Also, it's common to see players on the bench jump up and down in excitement and sometimes even onto the court. I really want this to hapen, because it's so hard to tell from three different angles if a player is out of bounds.

Please watch until the 3:53 mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eY8qGHU52E


Its obvious he was out of bounds...
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:34 PM   #21
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If I were to pick a new commish it would be Bill Bradley. Former player, brilliant mind.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:40 PM   #22
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I like the idea of a former player, someone who can keep the game evolving at a players level, yet who is an authorative figure: Larry Bird...no wait...someone angrier.... Charles Barkley...wait, too dumb.... Michael Jordan...wait he had a gambling problem....ummm....****.

Wait...Jerry West? He IS the frigging logo...
Guys like Bird and Jordan wouldn't be qualified to be commissioners. With all the legalities that come with the job of commissioner, you really have to be a lawyer or someone knowledgeable on the law. If you are gonna name a former player commissioner, it would have to be someone like Bill Bradley, like John Starks said, who obviously has experience when it comes to legal issues.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:47 PM   #23
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Guys like Bird and Jordan wouldn't be qualified to be commissioners. With all the legalities that come with the job of commissioner, you really have to be a lawyer or someone knowledgeable on the law. If you are gonna name a former player commissioner, it would have to be someone like Bill Bradley, like John Starks said, who obviously has experience when it comes to legal issues.

Yes, Bill Bradley. New York Knickerbocker. Interesting.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:33 PM   #24
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Yes, Bill Bradley. New York Knickerbocker. Interesting.

The other thing with Bradley - is that unlike Stern - he is very thoughtful and deliberate and ultimately easy. Stern likes to exact punishment quickly and decisively and harshly. Bradley would take a month and the punishmnet would be fair.

Persoanlly, I'll take Stern anyday.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:04 PM   #25
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Stern should've stepped down in 1993.

He should be replaced by Bill Simmons or Mark Cuban.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:13 PM   #26
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i love stern. He have what you want in a commissioner.

BUT, he is a bit old school, they need to look for someone with the strictness like him, but with new ideas.

i.e. capable of doing something innovative with the couching.
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:32 PM   #27
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Default Re: I think it may be time for Stern to step down...

I agree, it is time for Stern to go. He WAS the best commish, now he's on a power trip and while on that trip he's needlessly addressed things that don't need to be touched, and allowed the "integrity of the game" to possibly be questioned for years and years to come. I think in a few years time, its time he stepped down.

I don't know what he could've done to stop this, but I do know he could've looked into the calls of bad officiating more instead of telling them to have quicker whistles and defending them so hard.

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Old 07-24-2007, 10:27 PM   #28
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:05 AM   #29
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In my opinion there are no NBA players, past or present, who are capable of being the Commissioner of the league. Consider David Stern, who, aside from being a lawyer, had accrued more than 18 years of experience in business and labour relations within the league by the time he took the top job. There's probably only a handful of people on the planet who are as qualified for the Commissioner's job as David Stern was when he took over in 1984, and unsurprisingly, none of them are professional athletes.

To sum up, I do not think that David Stern should step down, and I certainly do not think he should be replaced by a former player. In terms of the former, I don't think there is anyone else on the planet who can help save the NBA's reputation from the ravages of the Donaghy scandal. In terms of the latter, if a nationwide television network was looking for a new CEO, I wouldn't recommend that they hire an ex-actor, either.
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<-- leave stern alone.

point out his major faults at any point in time. none.
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