Stories tagged: Adam Silver
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 8:29 p.m.
Adam Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he expects players to stand for the national anthem, which is a league rule.
Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
NBA approves draft lottery, player resting rules
NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.
Fri., April 7, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
NBA still seeks solutions for rest issue but won’t reduce games
The NBA is still searching for ways to stop teams from resting healthy players. Shortening the 82-game season won’t be the answer.
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 8:47 p.m.
Silver: NBA will keep eye on states’ inclusion policies
The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league …
Sat., July 16, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74
Former NBA great Nate Thurmond, a tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic sports figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with …
Fri., Oct. 23, 2015, 4:59 p.m.
Silver sees healthy NBA, expects shorter preseason
Commissioner Adam Silver is optimistic about the NBA’s health and relationship with its players, offering hope that the league can avoid another lockout in 2017.
Fri., April 24, 2015
NBA commissioner sees no Seattle team in near future
Any arena plans for the Seattle area will be facing an “NHL first” scenario after NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday he expects no league expansion or relocation for at …
Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Isaiah Austin dreams again after health keeps him from NBA
WACO, Texas – Isaiah Austin has gone from potential first-round NBA draft pick to getting on his hands and knees during Baylor practices, wiping up sweat when players fall to …
Fri., Nov. 14, 2014
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Salary cap is not ’un-American’
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he “couldn’t disagree more” with comments made by Players Association executive director Michele Roberts about the league’s salary system. Roberts told ESPN.com that the …
Tue., Oct. 28, 2014
NBA in it for long run
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will run the first three miles of the New York City Marathon on Sunday as part of a 24-person relay of basketball luminaries. Dikembe Mutombo will …
Mon., June 9, 2014
Silver: Sterling hasn’t signed off yet
SAN ANTONIO – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Donald Sterling still hasn’t signed off on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, but believes the process is nearing completion. Sterling …
Tue., May 27, 2014
Slouch critiques da bosses
Every 50 years, Couch Slouch assesses the commissioners of the four major professional sports leagues. The last time I did it, I was in kindergarten – without the far-flung knowledge …
Wed., April 30, 2014
Jerry Brewer: Adam Silver and NBA cut through the red tape
SEATTLE – Adam Silver was seething. It’s not often that you can feel such an emotion through a television, especially without the help of an actor and director, but the …
Mon., April 28, 2014
Sterling first major challenge for Silver
Adam Silver’s first crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner has arrived, a race-tinged scandal leaving those associated with the game wondering how strongly and swiftly the league will …
Tue., March 25, 2014
Two for the money
Adam Silver said he’s heard the “Bill Gates theory” numerous times: You shouldn’t be required to attend college to become a millionaire. But the new NBA commissioner believes basketball players …
Sun., Feb. 2, 2014
Silver replaces Stern as NBA commissioner
Adam Silver has become the NBA’s fifth commissioner. The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silver (pictured, left) holding a basketball and shaking hands with outgoing …