Friday, April 15th, 2011 at 7:16 pm  |  9 responses

David Stern on Clay Bennett Leading NBA Relocation Committee

Earlier today, we learned that Clay Bennett, owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, is the lead chairman of the NBA’s Relocation Committee. In an conference call that took place a few hours ago, David Stern was asked why. His response? “The committee was appointed and he was on it and we hadn’t appointed a chairman. And he has stepped up to become quite involved with the issues with Anaheim, with Sacramento and frankly he’s been doing such heavy lifting with respect to labor relations. And he’s a very willing participant in League board of governor affairs that it seemed like it was good idea to lean on him for this one.”

Brian Mahoney of the AP, who asked the question, followed up asking the commish if Bennett’s position could be a conflict of interest.

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  • reald1

    Emperor Stern strikes again

  • http://www.facebook.com 9steele9

    Bennet just loves breaking hearts

  • Heals

    It may not be as bad as it sounds, but c’mon. I guess his work history made him the most appealing candidate…


    Maybe his chance to make up for stealing one team. By keeping the kings in sacramento.

  • Telus Operator

    So, no one else would do it? Wow, great to be a fan of this league. They’re so respectful of what we think and care about.

  • JD

    could be worse, the nba could have the guys at FIFA or NCAA running it

  • Tracy Graven

    Or redemption by moving the Kings to Seattle …

  • Groves

    i agree totally with brian mahoney… but stern owned him in that interview

  • http://slamonline.com Big D

    pure conflict of interest. Bennett cannot be trusted. He’s always up to something.