A NEW commissioner!

Discussion in 'Pistons and NBA' started by detteam, Nov 8, 2006.

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Choose the new head of the NBA

Poll closed Jan 8, 2007.
  1. Sir Charles Barkley

    4 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Larry Bird

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Bill Laimbeer

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  4. Clyde Drexler

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Chuck Daly

    1 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. Kevin McHale

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Mark Cuban

    5 vote(s)
    35.7%
  8. Larry Brown

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Dave Bing

    3 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. detteam

    detteam All-Star

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    Stern has to GO!

    I'll offer a few of my choices...pick one or feel free to write-in your candidate.
  2. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    I think that they need to bring in a hockey guy.

    It is true that the crowd likes to see scoring, but it can't be manufactured by touch fouls and techs.

    They need to get a higher % of live ball action in an NBA contest. The crowds love fights in hockey, why do they have to sterilize the nba?

    ... and that's why I nominate Laimbeer as the new commish.
  3. roscoe36

    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    The NHL commissioner is David Stern's apprentice, and is even more hated and reviled than Stern himself. Mini me's name is Gary Bettman. No one likes him. I don't even think his owners like him.

    I have been posting on Cuban's blog that he should get the job.

    He's a self made billionaire, hip, fan friendly, passionate and smarter than a horse whip.
  4. TaS

    TaS All-Star Forum Donor

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    I mean a hockey guy like Bob Probert, not Bettman.
  5. detteam

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    I posted to 'I love the new nba' tonight...I'm really starting to like his perspective.
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    roscoe36 All-Star Administrator

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    I am around post # 134.
  7. detteam

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    I didn't see your post until after I posted at 137. Stern's gotta go lest the NBA becomes the 'good ole boys' club.
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    Pwn Toney All-Star Forum Donor

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    I picked Dave Bing, but would rather have someone like Bill Russel.
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    I will back anyone who champions a fair game and does not crave attention. A good commish should be working behind the scenes quietly keeping the league running well.
  10. detteam

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    Bill's a good call...Dave is probably too busy running his business to consider a return to bball...I was just throwin names out.
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    Dave would be great. He obviously has a great business sense. I think Cuban is WAAAY too involved to be a fair commish. Plus, he would have to sell the Mavs (I think) to avoid any conflicts of interest.

    I vote for Sir Charles. He's a clever guy, he cares about the game, and he will call it like he sees it.
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    Damn Dave is a good choice... a comprismise between businees sense and player understanding.... very level headed...but yeah he is a busy millionaire.
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    I want Sir Charles! He is right up there in the Tech hall of fame. He would be good to the players and he knows the game. Why can't they have a separate business manager and a commish who knows the game! I read Charles's book, Who's afraid of a big black man. It was good and a good discussion of racism here in America. Charles has some good insight on people and basketball.
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    I hate to "play the race card", but it is relevant.

    How many black owners are there?

    And how many black commissioners have there been in the 4 major NA sports (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL)?

    The odds of a black man getting the job, representing 25+, old money, Caucasian conservatives, are slightly worse than my getting together with 6 playboy bunnies on fantasy island this weekend.

    Now I am a big fan of the "best man for the job" but I don't think the NBA works as a meritocracy.
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    Boy, I sure ruined this thread... :(
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    if talking about hookin up with 6 playboy bunnies on and island is ruining a thread...

    haha
  18. lurker

    lurker First Round Draft Pick

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    Dave Bing would definitely be a great choice. However, the fans and the owners may not see eye to eye on this one.

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  20. TaS

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    Isiah is probably going to be available soon. Let's see what he can do with the league.

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