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Commissioner Stern apologizes to fans for Spurs' decision

Commissioner Stern admonishes Spurs for sitting stars

POSTED: Nov 29, 2012 8:22 PM ET

Official release


NEW YORK -- NBA Commissioner David Stern has issued the following statement regarding the San Antonio Spurs decision today to send players home prior to their game tonight in Miami:

"I apologize to all NBA fans. This was an unacceptable decision by the San Antonio Spurs and substantial sanctions will be forthcoming."