I mentioned this before, that David Stern isn't calling the shots here. The hardline owners are, and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver who is the "lead negotiator" is catering to these owners. Hopefully Stern is able to wrangle out a deal, but if it doesn't get done and the finger pointing commences, he shouldn't be the main target.
For more on the next commissioner, Adam Silver: Will the NBA be in worse hands once Stern retires?
Click here to bet on whether they'll be a season or not. Derek Fisher/Billy Hunter's press conference is available on ESPN. JR 11/08/2011 11:11:00 AM Tweet