The following statement was issued by NBA Commissioner David Stern in regard to Rasheed Wallace's recent public comments: "Mr. Wallace’s hateful diatribe was ignorant and offensive to all NBA players. I refuse to enhance his heightened sense of deprivation by publicly debating with him. Since Mr. Wallace did not direct his comments at any particular individuals other than me, I think it best to leave it to the Trail Blazers organization -– and its players and fans -– to determine the attitudes by which they wish to be defined."
Man, I know I'm gettin old when I remember these coaches and GM's actually playing. It's been like that for a while in basketball (Paxson as GM, McMillian, Rivers, Cartwright, Myers, Scott, etc.), it's picking up in baseball (Pena, McClendon)