So far, the bribery scandal rocking NCAA men’s basketball has not directly touched the NBA. Yes, former NBA Rookie of the Year Chuck Person was one of the people arrested, and prominent NBA agent Andy Miller reportedly had his office raided by the FBI (one of the people arrested in the probe was a former employee of the firm, but he had been fired previously). Still, the scandal has not landed on the league’s doorstep. Yet. At his press conference Thursday after the NBA owners meetings, Silver was asked about the scandal. “But I would say both as a fan of college basketball and of course from my capacity as Commissioner of the NBA, it’s disconcerting to say the least, when you see those kind of charges being made. “I think as I step back and look more at the larger basketball community, there are things that we’ve been doing over the last several years to become more involved in youth basketball… I would say I’ve watched sort of what’s been happening in college basketball, and maybe at the end of the day, it’s not so surprising that the incentives become skewed. The amount of money is astronomical in terms of what’s being generated by these programs, what’s at stake for these young players coming into the NBA.
Adam Silver says NCAA scandal is “disconcerting to say the least”
Pro Basketball Talk | Sep 29