HoopsHype Adam Silver rumors

May 21, 2014 Updates

"Adam Silver's been very very open to. I don't want to speak for David (Stern) but my attitude and my battle with David when David was commissioner was that he didn't care who won. He knew one team had to win, and one team had to lose, and officiating may or may not impact who won, but for him, because he didn't care who won, the officiating was way down the list. "What Adam recognizes is that it affects our brand. It impacts TV viewership, it impacts merchandise sales, and as a result, it's something we should deal with." Oregonian

May 20, 2014 Updates

His cadence was more deliberate than usual, his tone more forceful, his expression more fierce. Insiders say Silver can be tough in a tactful way -- "The kind of guy you appreciate even when he says 'screw you,' " as one puts it -- and here was the evidence. "He's like Bjorn Borg," says former tennis pro Justin Gimelstob, an ATP board member who once ran the New York City Marathon with Silver and came in more than nine minutes behind him. "His pulse doesn't have a huge range, but his intensity level does. That speech was the most overtly intense I've ever seen him." SI.com

When Silver was 10 his parents separated and his dad moved to an apartment in Manhattan. By the time he turned 14, his three older siblings were off to college, and his mom was spending winters in Boca Raton, Fla. He was alone in that big colonial, along with Mas, whose parents regularly traveled back to Malawi. "He took me in," Mas says. "He became my brother, and I became his." Adam tutored Mas in history and algebra. He invited him to concerts and sporting events in the city. He took him to fancy restaurants. He even sold Mas his car, a Volkswagen Scirocco, for $2,000 on a layaway plan. "Adam was really Mas's guide through the American experience," says Roy Bostock, a Rye resident and the former Yahoo chairman, who has been a mentor to Silver since he was a teenager. SI.com

Silver did, in some ways, marry the NBA. His mother died in March 2004 of lung cancer, and his father passed away that October from pancreatic cancer, yet Silver still flew to preseason games in China that fall. "This is my other family," he told himself. His oldest brother, Erik, is the tennis pro at Boca Raton Resort & Club; his older sister, Ann, runs an environmental nonprofit in Carson City, Nev.; Owen is an entrepreneur in Boulder, Colo. Late in '04, as the siblings mourned the loss of both parents, they received a gracious letter from a family counselor in Cleveland named Emily Geier. Emily, four years younger than Adam, explained that their father had had a relationship with her mother while they worked in the same office in New York City. She was their sister. SI.com

May 12, 2014 Updates
May 11, 2014 Updates

Shelly Sterling says she will fight any attempt to take away her stake in the Los Angeles Clippers and that she "eventually" divorce estranged husband Donald Sterling. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced a lifetime ban and a $2.5 million fine against Donald Sterling after the release to the media of a recorded conversation in which he made racist comments to a woman named V. Stiviano. On Friday, the NBA appointed a new interim CEO, former Time Warner and Citigroup CEO Richard Parsons, to oversee the team, and NBA owners have been meeting to discuss the possibility of forcing Sterling to sell the team. CBS News

May 9, 2014 Updates

Shelly Sterling issued the following statement in regards to new Clippers' CEO Dick Parsons: "I conferred with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver this morning and endorsed the league's choice of Richard Parsons as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mr. Parsons has impressive management credentials in the important fields of the media, finance and professional sports. He is an ideal choice to run the franchise until the ownership issues are clarified." Orange County Register

May 7, 2014 Updates

The NBA's advisory-finance committee met on Wednesday regarding Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and were told NBA deputy commissioner met with Clippers employees and addressed the process and timing "regarding the termination of Mr. Sterling's ownership of the team." "The Committee reviewed the status of the search for a new CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, was updated on meetings held this week between NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum and Clippers employees, and addressed the process and timing regarding the termination of Mr. Sterling's ownership of the team," NBA executive vice president of communications Mike Bass said in a statement. USA Today Sports

The committee will meet again next week. Minnesota Timbewolves owner Glen Taylor chairs the committee, which also includes Miami Heat's Micky Arison, the Lakers' Jeanie Buss, Oklahoma City Thunder's Clay Bennett, New York Knick' James Dolan, Boston Celtics' Wyc Grousbeck, San Antonio Spurs' Peter Holt, Phoenix Sun's Robert Sarver, Indiana Pacers' Herb Simon, and Toronto Raptors' Larry Tanenbaum. USA Today Sports

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