Mike Bass Rumors
The Last Two-Minute Reports, which detail accurate and inaccurate calls and non-calls in all games within five points in the final two minutes of regulation and during overtime, have been a topic of discussion during the playoffs. “We understand the referee union’s desire to protect its members, but the fact is that in today’s world, transparency is necessary for any organization,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass told USA TODAY Sports in an e-mail. “The NBA is no different and we are committed to protecting the integrity of our game.”
His disrespectful words have caused much controversy, and have also resulted in a statement from the WNBA spokesman Mike Bass on behalf of the WNBA and NBA. “Gilbert Arenas’s comments are repugnant, utterly disrespectful and flat-out wrong. WNBA players are strong, talented and determined individuals who give it their all on the court and serve as inspiring role models to millions around the world. They should be celebrated for their accomplishments, not disparaged with ignorant insults.”
Sam Amick: NBA’s Mike Bass to USAT on latest Sterling news: “There was never a discussion involving the NBA in which we would modify Mr. Sterling’s penalty in any way whatsoever. Any suggestion otherwise is a complete fabrication.” A reminder: Donald is basically suing himself.
The NBA has promoted Mike Bass to Executive Vice President, Communications, it was announced today by NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO Adam Silver. As Executive Vice President, Bass, who reports to Silver, will oversee all public relations for the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League, including basketball and business communications, on a global basis. Tim Frank, NBA Senior Vice President, Basketball Communications, will continue to direct the basketball communications efforts for all three leagues and will report to Bass.