Adam Silver talks Danny Ferry

Posted by Unknown on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 with No comments
The Atlanta Hawks have disciplined GM Danny Ferry for comments read at a conference call which questioned and were offensive to Miami Heat F Luol Deng but the extent of the punishment is currently unknown.  Some have called for Ferry to be fired while others have stood by his side.  Recently NBA commissioner Adam Silver shared his thoughts on the matter. 

"The discipline of a team employee is typically determined by the team, and in this case the Hawks hired a prestigious Atlanta law firm to investigate the circumstances of Danny Ferry's clearly inappropriate and unacceptable remarks," Silver said. "In my view, those comments, taken alone, do not merit his losing his job.
"It's a question of context ... These words, in this context, understanding the full story here, the existence of the scouting report, the fact that he was looking at the scouting report as a reference when he was making these remarks, what I'm saying is – and frankly my opinion — is that this is a team decision in terms of what the appropriate discipline is for their employee. But if I'm being asked my view, I'm saying that, based on what I know about the circumstances, I don't think it's a terminable offense."