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NBA's Stern Talks Social Media At Media & Technology Conference
Published November 7, 2012
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Skipper commented on discussions between the network and league partners with regard to on-air talent. He said, “When we’re doing games, we of course consult with our partners. We’re licensing their product to put on our air. I will state categorically that the decision not to hire Stan Van Gundy was my decision and only my decision.” He added, “We brought Stan Van Gundy in to audition. He did very well. We did proceed with a discussion with him about potentially hiring him and then I decided not to. The only time I had a discussion with David (Stern) was when I told him, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’”
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