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UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019

NBA postpones media sessions in Shanghai amid China rift

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday that the league is still expecting them to play as scheduled this week, even while the …


Gregg Popovich lauds Adam Silver’s response to China over tweet rift

Gregg Popovich, the NBA’s longest-tenured coach, lauded NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday for his stance supporting freedom of speech amid the ongoing rift with China.


NBA teams approve stiffer penalties for tampering

The NBA’s board of governors was unanimous Friday in its approval of a plan to stiffen potential penalties for tampering with players and employees under contract with other clubs, hoping …


UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019

NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants more female refs – and coaches

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants half of all new referees joining the league to be women – and he would like to see teams hire female coaches, too. Silver told …


UPDATED: Thu., July 12, 2018

Gary Peterson: Breaking the NBA? On the contrary, Warriors are doing it a favor

You know the gripe: The Warriors win too many games and too many championships. They have too many parades and sign too many really, really good players. The caterwauling has …


UPDATED: Thu., July 5, 2018

Matt Calkins: If and when Sonics return, let’s hope NBA is different than its current version

Yes, it will be thrilling when the Sonics return to Seattle but unless new policies are instituted, fans might not have much to cheer about based on the recent super …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017

Norman Chad: We should be allowed to bet on sports, then have sense not to

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments next week on


Adam Silver expects NBA players to stand during national anthem

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he expects players to stand for the national anthem, which is a league rule.


NBA approves draft lottery, player resting rules

NBA owners passed rules Thursday designed to prevent healthy players from sitting out games, and teams from losing games on purpose to improve their draft position.


NBA still seeks solutions for rest issue but won’t reduce games

The NBA is still searching for ways to stop teams from resting healthy players. Shortening the 82-game season won’t be the answer.


Silver: NBA will keep eye on states’ inclusion policies

The NBA is continuing to monitor how states are handling laws regarding the protections of transgender people, with Commissioner Adam Silver warning that any less-than-inclusive policies will help the league …


NBA great Nate Thurmond, Hall of Fame center, dies at 74

Former NBA great Nate Thurmond, a tenacious defensive center who played with Wilt Chamberlain and was an iconic sports figure in two cities, died Saturday after a short battle with …


Silver sees healthy NBA, expects shorter preseason

Commissioner Adam Silver is optimistic about the NBA’s health and relationship with its players, offering hope that the league can avoid another lockout in 2017.


NBA commissioner sees no Seattle team in near future

Any arena plans for the Seattle area will be facing an “NHL first” scenario after NBA commissioner Adam Silver reiterated Thursday he expects no league expansion or relocation for at …


Isaiah Austin dreams again after health keeps him from NBA

WACO, Texas – Isaiah Austin has gone from potential first-round NBA draft pick to getting on his hands and knees during Baylor practices, wiping up sweat when players fall to …


NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: Salary cap is not ’un-American’

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he “couldn’t disagree more” with comments made by Players Association executive director Michele Roberts about the league’s salary system. Roberts told ESPN.com that the …


NBA in it for long run

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver will run the first three miles of the New York City Marathon on Sunday as part of a 24-person relay of basketball luminaries. Dikembe Mutombo will …


Silver: Sterling hasn’t signed off yet

SAN ANTONIO – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Donald Sterling still hasn’t signed off on the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers, but believes the process is nearing completion. Sterling …


Slouch critiques da bosses

Every 50 years, Couch Slouch assesses the commissioners of the four major professional sports leagues. The last time I did it, I was in kindergarten – without the far-flung knowledge …


Jerry Brewer: Adam Silver and NBA cut through the red tape

SEATTLE – Adam Silver was seething. It’s not often that you can feel such an emotion through a television, especially without the help of an actor and director, but the …


Sterling first major challenge for Silver

Adam Silver’s first crisis of his short tenure as NBA commissioner has arrived, a race-tinged scandal leaving those associated with the game wondering how strongly and swiftly the league will …


Two for the money

Adam Silver said he’s heard the “Bill Gates theory” numerous times: You shouldn’t be required to attend college to become a millionaire. But the new NBA commissioner believes basketball players …


Silver replaces Stern as NBA commissioner

Adam Silver has become the NBA’s fifth commissioner. The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silver (pictured, left) holding a basketball and shaking hands with outgoing …