Adam Silver will replace David Stern as NBA commissioner in February and when he said recently that the Bradley Center in Milwaukee was “unfit for the NBA” many saw it as a veiled threat that the Bucks would be opened for discussions of relocation if plans for a state-of-the-art facility weren’t in the works in the very near future.

Silver didn’t discuss the arena in a recent interview with Jim Paschke of Bucks.com which can be viewed here in its entirety. But he did give a vote of confidence of sorts to the NBA’s desire to keep its partnership with Milwaukee alive for the foreseeable future.