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Commissioner In Waiting Adam Silver Doesn’t Believe In Tanking

Adam Silver doesn't believe in tanking.

Adam Silver isn’t even the commissioner yet, but he’s already growing tired of answering questions about team’s tanking for next year’s draft.

In an interview with Buck.com, Silver expressed his thoughts on tanking:

“Number one, I don’t think it works, because culture is critical,” Silver said. “And I don’t think you can build a winning tradition by this undercurrent of ‘‘it’s really better to be bad and you need to be bad to be good.’ I haven’t seen it done successfully around the league. It makes me nervous that it has to be asked, so I recognize it’s something the league has to focus on.”

What else do you expect Silver to say here? He said all the right things, but there’s plenty of examples of teams that have benefited from losing.



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