NBA Commish Adam Silver Says He Liked The New Dunk Contest

Adam Silver doesn't believe in tanking.

The new format had potential, but it didn’t just work out too well.

They need to tweak it a little bit, so it isn’t confusing to the average fan and it focuses more on the creative dunks, not the East vs. West.

Adam Silver was a fan of the new format even though he acknowledges many weren’t.

“I liked it,” Silver said of the dunk contest. “I enjoyed it here sitting in the stands. I didn’t see it on TV, so I don’t know exactly how it came across, but I obviously pay attention to what’s said both in social media, what the media’s writing about it. And the good news is I’ve got a year to improve it. It can always been improved.

“We experimented this year. I don’t want to discourage my folks from experimenting. I think with any business you’ve got to take some chances. We tried something new. I’m sure there’s going to be an opportunity to improve it.”