Discussion

David Stern in no rush to make hire

NBA commissioner says WNBA already has exceeded his early expectations of league

Originally Published: December 5, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

When you ask NBA commissioner David Stern what he expected of the WNBA when the league began in 1997, his answer goes a ways toward your judgment of departing WNBA president Donna Orender's six-year tenure.

"We had no projections other than to survive," Stern said Friday, after the announcement that Orender was stepping down and going to start her own business. "We wanted to be that island in a sea of sports-league failures.

"We didn't have an endgame in mind -- ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ALSO SEE

MORE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL HEADLINES