Pelicans call David Stern’s comments ‘inappropriate and inaccurate’

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NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern – stemming from his time as active NBA commissioner overseeing New Orleans as owner representative and vetoing the Chris Paul-Lakers trade – called Pelicans general manager Dell Demps a “lousy general manager” who might lose Anthony Davis.


Inappropriate? Probably. Stern still holds an official title with the league, and that remark was bitingly direct about a current team employee.

Inaccurate? Probably not. Under Demps, New Orleans has been teetering on the brink of a downfall, which could culminate in losing Davis.

But as long as they’re employing Demps, the Pelicans are doing right to stand up for him. And that last sentence about Adam Silver – what delicious shade of Stern.