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Posted February 16, 2014 by Devon Watkis in Sports
 
 

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver Looking to Make Big Changes in NBA. [Details]

NBA Commissoner Adam Silver is looking to make some changes in the NBA and try to leave a mark like his predecessor David Stern.

According to ESPN.com at his first press conference as commissioner Silver hinted at making a few changes around the league, the biggest of which is raising the age limit for players being drafted from 19 to 20 years old.

“It is my belief that if players have an opportunity to mature as players and as people, for a longer amount of time before they come into the league, it will lead to a better league,” he said. “And I know from a competitive standpoint that’s something as I travel the league I increasingly hear from our coaches, especially, who feel that many of even the top players in the league could use more time to develop even as leaders as part of college programs.”

Silver also touched on a few other topics like the problem of teams tanking their season for better lottery positions, expanding the NBA and possibly extending the All Star break to give players more rest.

Silver became commissioner earlier this month when David Stern retired on Feb 1st after 30 years of service to the NBA.