Adam Silver on Sixers: 'Am I a fan of their strategy? No'

NBA commissioner Adam Silver joins FiveThirtyEight's Hot Takedown podcast to discuss the Sixers, the structure of the draft, and tanking in the NBA.
2:00 | 06/11/18

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Transcript for Adam Silver on Sixers: 'Am I a fan of their strategy? No'
Are you personally as the commissioner OK with the way that the sixers have run their franchise the past three seasons. I'm not I don't want to answer that directly I mean I L all only because it's you know right. It in my opinion of that strategy put it this way no but does that mean that it's there it's it's. You know not acceptable under the leak ruled. It is and it's partly why I proposed to change the odds of the draft lottery that they had there's a marketplace. Of ideas and approaches to going to managing franchise clearly there's there's there are reciting of sorts going on with the 76 which right now. And I think that all coming may speak louder in the market place of teams and any tinkering we do to the draft lottery. So an interest of that about when you do stepped in as a commissioner I mean you're the you're basically the CEO the big multi billion dollar corporation. At what point is does it is your response we intervene if one of your franchisees are there are running your franchises are are are not performing in a way that that. And represents the league in it and in a way that's positive for ever for all the other. Yeah. I indicated that there's there's lots of different ways and so called stepping it I'd say that. In other social cajoling and ongoing conversations. That I have with owners' with team presidents with general managers. More I'm expressing my opinion and some of those are deserve to be I'm private and privileged. Richard you know it has. As communications are between commissioners and owners but I mean clearly there's a line of teams do something that is inappropriate breaks a rule whatever else it's very public when they happen. But other anatomy it's dark it's an odd dynamic being commissioner your vote. You worked for the owners I'm but you work for them collectively.

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