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  1. Meet the new NBA

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Bill HaberNew commissioner, new rules.David Stern is from the Napoleon Bonaparte/Danny DeVito school: small man, big impression. He may not be large, but he's gargantuan. On the flight to New Orleans for the first Sternless All-Star Game ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  2. Refereeing the future

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's competition committee is meeting this week, and David Stern says they'll be discussing profound changes to refereeing, for instance with a room full of officials reviewing calls off-site on video in real time. We asked one of the most respe...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  3. Stern mulls a huge innovation

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The NBA's leaders are considering game-changing video innovations. David Stern's NBA has been aggressively progressive, moving early on everything from globalization, a number of race issues, women in sports, drug testing ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. David Stern on openly gay players

    Henry Abbott

    The Washington Wizards' Jason Collins has just become the first athlete in a major North American team sport to come out of the closet while still playing in the league (assuming he catches on with a team for next year -- he's a free agent). Read ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  5. The NBA circa 2013

    Henry Abbott

    The news from Friday's Board of Governor's meeting was mostly about the Kings. Whether they'll move to Seattle or not, David Stern said, should be known within the next few weeks. But Stern also addressed a range of other topics with big implications...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  6. David Stern on strong unions

    Henry Abbott

    In an interview taped Tuesday with coach Mike Krzyzewski, to be aired Wednesday evening on Sirius XM's "Basketball and Beyond with Coach K", NBA Commissioner David Stern addresses the turmoil at the National Basketball Players Association. The union'...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. NBA nears agreement with NBPA to test for HGH, sources say

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA and National Basketball Players Association are close to an agreement to test players' blood for human growth hormone (HGH), according to sources with direct knowledge of the talks. Testing could begin as soon as the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2013
  8. David Stern on NBA anti-doping

    Henry Abbott

    In an All-Star Weekend press conference, David Stern addressed the league's testing for performance-enhancing drugs. It's a program that looks increasingly inadequate now that we know more than ever about the methods athletes like Lance Armstrong ...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Garbage Time Ghost is a new tumblr blog that marks the return of the NBA-themed cartoons of JF Frankel. In Frankel's latest work, David Stern gets a lovely head of hair and a slap on the wrist for being schoolmarmish with players. Kevin Durant almo...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. David Stern vs. "ludicrous" Hack-a-Shaq

    Henry Abbott

    Much of the NBA is discussing Dwight Howard's inability to hit free throws, and the tactical opportunity that it creates for Los Angeles Lakers' opponents to foul him early and often. Even if Howard is nowhere near the action, if an opponent grabs hi...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Sitting in with the local Jazz broadcasters last night on ROOT SPORTS, David Stern was asked about his biggest accomplishment as commissioner. His answer was, I believe, super honest and accurate, and not something people in sports normally talk abou...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  12. Adam Silver: The NBA's next commissioner

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Kathy WillensIn February 2014, Adam Silver will take over as NBA commissioner from David Stern. Fun though working for the NBA would appear to be from the outside, in reality, the day-to-day business is a tangle of legal documents, tough ne...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  13. A baby step to stop the flop

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is set to take action against floppers with league spokesman Tim Frank reiterating what David Stern had hinted at in June: This upcoming season flops caught on video will be punished with fines from the league office some time in the followin...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  14. Another superstar joins another super team

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images If Dwight Howard's a Laker, the thinking goes, somebody must be blamed. Why not David Stern? Dwight Howard is a Laker, and that's prompting strong reactions. In Los Angeles, Steve Nash is grinning. Mitch Kupchak, ...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  15. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  16. No time to be timid on flopping

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern opened the Finals with a press conference that was scathing on the topic of flopping, saying: "Flopping" almost doesn't do it justice. Trickery. Deceit. Designed to cause the game to be decided other than on its merits. We'll be looking ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012