It’s still a game of skill and has its own set of issues with algorithms and bet large sums, but it’s time.”
“Me, worry? I’m not worried,” Stern said when asked whether he is worried about another potential labor dispute.
Stern, who retired last February after three decades overseeing the most successful period in NBA history, said one of his chief concerns with legalized gambling is whether it will “change the nature of our game.”
Stern again lauded Silver’s handling of the Donald Sterling controversy.
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The former commissioner said he is thrilled with how his successor has done in his place, and supported Silver’s desire for Congress to adopt a federal framework to change the laws on sports betting and allow states to legalize, regulate and monitor sports betting outside of Nevada.
“I think it was clear where we were heading,” Stern added later when asked to elaborate. As I told the owners, he is ready, and he has proven it for the first year of his commissionership by 110 percent.”
NEW YORK — David Stern agrees with NBA commissioner Adam Silver and on Monday night backed his stance on legalizing sports betting.
“I agree with Commissioner Silver that it’s time,” Stern said at the 14th annual Cal Ramsey Distinguished Lecturer Series in Sports Management at New York University. I think the system is working so well, by the time this agreement is opened or not, the players’ salaries will be like near double. “The course was set. “Especially in the day and age of fantasy [sports], daily fantasy [leagues]. … “And I think he did.”
Stern, who was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame last summer and has been staying busy as the CEO of DJS Global Advisors, said he is proud of how his protégé has handled the job thus far.
Stern is confident that the NBA’s future, including any potential labor strife, will be handled deftly by Silver. The NBA recently signed a nine-year, $24 billion TV deal that will begin in 2016. He was with me for 22 years in five different positions but he always reported to me. So it is a system that has worked great for owners and players alike.”
Stern said he has yet to meet Michele Roberts, the new National Basketball Players Association executive director, but that “she seems to have the best interests of her players very much in heart.”. “He is entitled to it. I am sure he will work it out. The players can opt out of the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement after the 2016-17 season.
“And I share her agenda of making sure the players are fairly treated,” Stern said.
“He is doing a great job,” Stern added. But it was left for Adam to make a direct statement of where it was going, and I think he did the right thing and I am very supportive of that.”
“Because fans don’t walk out of the Garden saying, ‘Oh my God, it’s too bad the Knicks won but they didn’t cover [the betting line],’” Stern said. “Adam is focusing on it. “But now there is so much written, done, daily fantasy [leagues], etc.”
“I just think that when [the Sterling recordings] became public, Adam had to act swiftly and decisively,” Stern said
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