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  • Stern improved NBA

    David Stern remembers the days when an NBA staff that numbered about two dozen was just trying to keep some teams in existence long enough to get them on national …


  • Grip on Sports: Nothing wrong with transfers

    Wednesday: There are some questions that are impossible to answer definitively. Like why the M’s are so mediocre year-in and year-out. Or why Pete Carroll is always smiling. Or why …


  • Ex-NBA commissioner Stern voted into Hall of Fame

    NEW ORLEANS – David Stern is going from the NBA commissioner’s office to the Hall of Fame. The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall …


  • 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 …


  • Rodman says game a gift

    PYONGYANG, North Korea – Dennis Rodman said Monday that a game he and other former National Basketball Association players are planning in North Korea will be a “birthday present” for …


  • NBA owners switch to 2-2-1-1-1 series format in finals

    NEW YORK – Beginning with the 2014 NBA Finals, the higher-seeded team will host Games 1, 2, 5 and 7. The lower seed gets Games 3, 4 and 6, following …


  • Seattle still without NBA after relocation denied

    After nearly four months spent awaiting a decision on the return of professional basketball, Seattle was left Wednesday feeling jilted again. And wondering when, and if, the NBA will ever …


  • Sacramento, Seattle groups present to NBA owners

    The future home of the Kings may not be settled this month after all. With owners facing a difficult choice between a move to Seattle or the team staying put …


  • Dallas fans boo Stern at ceremony

    DALLAS – NBA Commissioner David Stern opened his lockout-delayed season by hearing boos from Mavericks fans. Stern was in Dallas for the NBA finals rematch between the Mavericks and Heat, …


  • Players dismiss Stern, NBA’s current offer

    NEW YORK – NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.


  • Slouch looks in as NBA commish finds ways to pass the time

    David Stern’s NBA – the only NBA many of us have ever known – is teetering momentarily, locked in a labor-management dispute marked by greed, power, lust and, I’m sure, …


  • NBA cancels first two weeks of season

    NBA Commissioner David Stern has canceled the first two weeks of the season after owners and players were unable to reach a new labor deal and end the lockout.


  • NBA cancels all preseason games amid stalemate

    NEW YORK – Commissioner David Stern floated it as an idea more than a firm proposal: a 50-50 revenue split. Even so, the union’s reply was unequivocal.


  • NBA plans to cancel training camps, some exhibitions

    NEW YORK – No labor deal, no training camps and no telling what else the NBA could lose. The lockout is about to start inflicting damage on the preseason schedule …


  • Stern says NBA will endure economic crisis

    PHOENIX – David Stern realizes the financial crisis makes growth difficult, so he’ll settle for not losing much. The NBA commissioner said Saturday that his league is holding steady and …

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