POSTED: Feb 23, 2014 3:40 PM ET
NEW YORK — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement on Sunday regarding Jason Collins' signing of a contract with the Brooklyn Nets:
"Jason told us that his goal was to earn another contract with an NBA team. Today, I want to commend him on achieving his goal. I know everyone in the NBA family is excited for him and proud that our league fosters an inclusive and respectful environment."