NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stopped by The Herd on the eve of the NBA Finals super clash between the Warriors and Cavs to discuss a number of NBA topics in the headlines.
Silver explained why he doesn’t think superteams are bad for the NBA, and why he thinks it’s important to have a good relationship with the players, but the most insightful moment of the conversation came when the topic of one-and-dones came up.
Colin has long called the concept of one-and-dones a fraud, and thinks the rule is both bad for college basketball and bad for the NBA. Surprisingly, Silver admitted that he also sees flaws in the current rule and would be open to negotiating a change.
“I’m rethinking our position.”
He said that any negotiation regarding the one and done rule would have to take place after larger collective bargaining issues have been resolved. Silver’s comments are a drastic departure from ex-commissioner David Stern’s hard-line stance against modifying the rule since it was first adopted in 2006.
Silver is already known as the players’ commissioner. Ending the one-and-done would only further that reputation.
Watch Colin’s full interview with Commissioner Silver: