David Stern is on his way out as commissioner of the NBA, but before he’s gone, the creator of the NBA Draft Lottery is going down swinging when it comes to defending the system which has been deemed everything from useless to corrupt.
Stern stated that while he loves the Draft Lottery, he believes that it’s not a perfect system yet and could use some tinkering with in the future. Stern was merely suggesting this, as he stated whatever happens in the future is in the hands of soon-to-be commissioner Adam Silver.
”We made it a bit more slanted to the worst teams, and I think it’s maybe time to look at the lottery and maybe tinker a little more,” he said. “But we’ll see what Commissioner [Adam] Silver wants to do on that.”
There have been rumblings that Silver could bring wholesale changes to the league, including the elimination of the Draft Lottery system. Silver stated that fans shouldn’t expect drastic changes under his watch, which is another way of telling fans to stop asking him to undo everything David Stern has ever done.
Still, the Draft Lottery is a system that needs to be overhauled, if not eliminated altogether.