Report: David Stern Expected to Retire in 2 Years

by March 03, 2012


Having held the title of NBA Commissioner since 1984, David Stern is planning to tell owners at their April Board of Governors that he will step down in two years, according to the the New York Daily News. Adam Silver is expected to become the next head of the NBA, with support of nearly 90 percent of ownership: “Insiders say that David Stern is planning to tell NBA owners at their April Board of Governors meeting that he’s good for two more seasons, and that he’ll step down as commissioner then. “At one point, he had talked about doing it for one more season, but it looks now like two more,” said a league source. League suits say there probably won’t even be a search conducted to find a successor and that deputy commissioner Adam Silver is a lock to succeed Stern, with one source saying Stern’s lieutenant has the backing of almost 90% of the owners. All he needs is a simple majority.”