In the face of numerous and embarrassingly high-profile controversies, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stood up for Roger Goodell, the embattled NFL commish.

TMZ snuck up on Silver for his take on Goodell – who many are calling to be fired, unlikely as that may be – and Silver says that the NFL and its commissioner will recover from all of this:

“He’s doing the best he can under difficult circumstances,” Silver said. “He’s been a great commissioner so far and he’ll work his way through these issues.”

 

Silver says Roger has not reached out to him for advice — and says he doesn’t need to, referring to Goodell as “The Dean” and claiming, “I’ve only learned from Roger.”