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Dwane Casey Raves About David Stern’s Impact On The NBA


“He has given an opportunity to so many people in this league. So many people are thankful for his vision and how the NBA has grown. It is unbelievable how much the NBA has grown in my lifetime from one game a week on television to nightly (games on League Pass). Salaries have grown tenfold. New jobs. And, like you mentioned, the popularity has grown all over the world. His vision will go down as something that will never be repeated in our sport. We should all be thankful for his vision and as a minority he has done so much for racial integration. He has provided an opportunity for everyone regardless of their colour. What he fought back in the ’70’s when everybody was against the NBA was huge. I think sometimes it’s lost – it’s not lost on me – on some of the young players how much he did for integration and equality for all races.”

Dwane Casey on David Stern’s impact on the NBA

Ryan McNeill
Ryan McNeill has appeared on ESPN Radio, MTV Canada, SiriusXM, The Fan 590 and other radio programs and TV shows. He has covered the NBA with media credentials since the 2007-08 season.
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