In the 11:00 a.m. ET hour, NBA Commissioner David Stern went in front of the media to talk about the alleged gambling by former referee Tim Donaghy. To his credit, Stern stood at a podium in front of a full room of reporters for over an hour. He answered all questions to the best of his ability, some things were missing. CNBC’s Darren Rovell kept a live blog for about an hour.
Stern pledges that this is an isolated case. He had better hope so. Unfortunately, the NBA doesn’t have tapes as of yet about the supposed games where the league believes Donaghy gambled. Here’s another recap of the news conference.
Ian Thomsen of SI.com wonders if there are other referees who might be dragged into the scandal.
Paulsen at the Sports Media Watch blog has a look at the media coverage of the press conference and also keeps track of some of the questions.
We’ll have more links when they become available.