Less than six months since he became commissioner of the NBA, Adam Silver is already my favorite commissioner in sports. Ever.
With each passing week, Silver proves he is open to change in a way unlike any commissioner ever has been. This offseason, he’s hinted at the possibility of 1) revamping the replay system, 2) a midseason tournament in Las Vegas, and 3) extending the All-Star break.
Silver even submitted a proposal at the competition committee meetings in Vegas to reform the NBA Draft lottery, according to Grantland’s Zach Lowe.
I won’t lie and say I’ve loved all of Silver’s ideas, but I do love the idea of change. The NBA doesn’t need fixing, but like every league, it could use some fine-tuning.
I don’t expect all — or even most — of Silver’s plans to come to fruition. But I can dream of a better NBA. I can even dream of being in Silver’s position.
So here are five changes that, if I were Adam Silver, I would implement to make the NBA the most exciting league in sports.