David Stern, the 30-year commissioner who molded the shape of the modern NBA into a global iconic brand, died at the age of 77 on January 1st, 2020. He was the commissioner for 30 years, beginning in 1984, and lead the league into a period of great growth into an iconic brand that is a global icon.
His tenure did not go without controversy. In this episode, three guests discuss the story in its entirety, but with three unique perspectives.
Howard Beck: Senior NBA Writer at Bleacher Report
Etan Thomas: former NBA Player and player rep for the NBA Players Association.
Bob Stelton: 710 ESPN Radio Host in Seattle where one of Stern’s biggest controversies took place. The departure of the Seattle SuperSonics for Oklahoma City has been a big talking point on previous episodes of this podcast.
Seth Everett is a 24-year National Sports Broadcaster currently heard on iHeartMedia, NBC Sports Radio, Westwood One (Olympics coverage), & Entercom. He is a media veteran that has been seen & heard on ESPN, Sirius/XM, Bloomberg TV, FOX Sports covering 2 Super Bowls, 12 World Series, 2 NBA Finals, & 2 Stanley Cup Finals. Also covered local teams such as the New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Seattle Mariners, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Broncos, & more.