Tom Brady Rumors

Veteran NBA front office executives we’ve spoken to recently are bewildered at the way NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handled the ball-pressure issue with Tom Brady and the Patriots. And it looked even worse to them in contrast to the NBA. Said one exec: “I can’t believe this became an actual ‘incident.’ I’m sure Adam (Silver, the current commissioner) would handle it right, but I know what (former commissioner) David (Stern) would have done. As soon as there was a question or complaint raised by another team, David would have been on the phone (to the accused club) saying, ‘Here’s what I’m being told. If this is going on, it stops now.’ That’s it. Over and done.”