David Stern is stepping down as the NBA’s commissioner in February of 2014. At that point (and after 30 years in charge), he will hand the reigns of the league over to Adam Silver.
Until then, however, Mr. Stern is going to enjoy his farewell tour. The Commish was in New Orleans to catch a game between the newly named Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers. Before the game, he toured the team’s new practice facilities.
Stern talked about how impressed he is with the improvements the franchise has made in recent years.
“It is frankly off the charts,” Stern said of the health of the Pelicans franchise. “You walk around this building, Mickey (Loomis, the vice president of Saints/Pelicans) took me around the training facility, it’s unbelievable. I see it compare to other facilities now and I can’t help but to think about what the facilities were like when I became commissioner.”
Apparently, the man is impressed with the building’s hot dogs as well.