Commissioner David Stern on the Spurs
November 27, 2013
NBA Commissioner David Stern spoke with Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco on ESPN Radio Tuesday about the current outlook of the league. Commissioner Stern had some very positive things to say about the San Antonio Spurs.
Stern on teams that spend less money but enjoy a high level of success:
It is always a treasure to look at a well-managed team and to see how they do at the gate, as a matter of business. And to see how they look on the court.
I think that San Antonio, and I think everyone could agree, is the model of how a team, you would hope if you owned it, would be ran. They have been competitive for a long time.
As their competition would say, it sure helps to have Tim Duncan, but when you look at what they have surrounded him with and the way they have gone into the international market, they’re very, very excellent at what they do.
They bring people into a building, which is relatively new, but is continually updated. That makes me very happy, as does Oklahoma City (Thunder), as does watching what Portland (Trailblazers) is doing this year. It’s kind of fun.
Any market can compete in the NBA.