49 Total Quotes

David Stern Quotes

NBA teams have embraced the NBA Development League as a place to give their young roster players the opportunity to improve and as a source for game tested talent in case of injury. As a result, more investors are seeking to bring the D-League to their communities.
David Stern
#Nba

Have you been around South Beach? Most of the people I see with chains are elderly Jewish gentlemen. I don't know what he's talking about. There's no rule we have that doesn't affect several hundred young African-American men. You can't play the race card here without having it flipped back at you.
David Stern
#Elderly

Usually I come into the office and say, 'Will someone please time the last three minutes of this game that took 22 minutes and tell me why? I'm not sure that we're showing our fans our best basketball.
David Stern
#Office

We are saddened by the news of Jason Collier's sudden passing, ... He epitomized hard work, dedication and perseverance, and more importantly compassion, kindness and selflessness.
David Stern
#Dedication

That's an issue that we are going to examine with respect to alcohol service, ... If that requires us to have a uniform policy on when beer sales are cut off, that's something that's going to be part of the mix.
David Stern
#Alcohol And Alcoholism

We are pleased to have these renowned franchises represent the NBA in the most ambitious international competition in league history.
David Stern
#Competition

The Internet allows a marketer to be much more focused [than in TV advertising], even when advertising is done on-line at health sites and key words, because people have already been singled out as looking for information about a health issue. Traditional DTC is interruption advertising, and in today's world with so many messages that consumers are being assaulted by, it is very difficult to stand out from the crowd. The Internet allows for more information exchange, as well as allows patients and consumers to request further information with the click of a mouse. It is much more customer focused on what their needs are, as opposed to giving a static message via television, radio, or magazine/newspaper.
David Stern
#Advertising

They do events in a great way and we have no doubt that they will be ready to receive us in 2008 as their tourism industry swings back into action.
David Stern
#Doubt

For the week of the all-star celebrations we are going to see a merger between the basketball capital of the world and the entertainment capital of the world. We're looking forward to what we think will be one of the best all-star celebrations of all time.
David Stern
#Basketball

I'm actually glad or sad to say that we planned the security for this event, with the prospects of war, at the orange level, ... The All-Star activities are going forward.
David Stern
#Security

Hip-hop is a style. Some of my owners are hip-hop, but they dress in a different fashion. Hip-hop doesn't mean sloppy.
David Stern
#Fashion

Neither my wife nor my two sons would agree with that. In fact, they would take strong issue with it.
David Stern
#Sons

This a delicate subject. I would say that I see it as a potential for relocation more than for expansion. ... I think that 30 teams is enough right now.
David Stern
#Potential

The perception problem was there, and therefore it was real, ... We were focusing on that issue even before the brawl, but it certainly was an exclamation point in terms of perceptions of NBA players. We've got to do a better job of both acknowledging it and working to correct it.
David Stern
#Perception

epitomized hard work, dedication and perseverance, and more importantly compassion, kindness and selflessness.
David Stern
#Compassion

I still enjoy coming into the office,
David Stern
#Office

Because a lot of people will be copying my look,
David Stern
#People

We're just changing the definition of the uniform that you wear when you are on NBA business,
David Stern
#Business

All corporations have a social responsibility to contribute to the health, welfare and advancement of the communities in which they operate, but professional sports leagues carry a special obligation,
David Stern
#Corporations

The remarkable celebrity that NBA players hold empowers them to effect change.
David Stern
#Celebrity

You're going to see enormously strong products like the Olympics and Monday Night Football remain strong network programming, and you are going to see programming that controls audiences on a Sunday or Saturday afternoon ... [that will] still be attractive to a certain degree to the over-the-air networks, ... But then [for other sports programming] you are going to see a migration to cable.
David Stern
#Football

[Abdul-Jabbar is not the only former NBA player looking -- without success -- to get back in the game.] There are numerous Hall of Fame players who would like an opportunity to work in the NBA, ... and hundreds more who are not in the Hall of Fame. We field calls, meet with many of them and sometimes even hire them in our coaching camps to expose them to teams. In the end, the marketplace takes care of itself.
David Stern
#Nba

This is an extraordinary person who just happens to be amongst the greatest fifty in NBA history and probably the best power forward to play the game. It's been fun to be along for that ride.
David Stern
#History

Yes, there will be an NBA team here.
David Stern
#Nba

Let me ask you a question. Do you think we'll go to the Olympics if bird flu is pandemic? There may be a thousand different reasons why the world tomorrow will not be the same as it today. All you can do is set things in motion and plan to follow through on them. And we are planning to go back to New Orleans.
David Stern
#Ask

The Adidas brand is recognized for excellence in sports heritage and performance on a global basis. NBA and Adidas branded apparel and footwear will be available to even more fans around the world continuing our effort to expand the league's accessibility to anywhere fans can dribble a ball or watch a basketball game.
David Stern
#Excellence

Those are decisions best left to elected officials, but there are choices that have to be made.
David Stern
#Choices

a merger between the basketball capital of the world and the entertainment capital of the world.
David Stern
#Basketball

Maybe he's learning how much it means to him.
David Stern
#Learning

it'll be like tennis.
David Stern
#Tennis