All new rules to take affect next season:
-NBA teams will be allowed to purchase NBDL franchises. There will be a minimum of 4 teams added next year (12 total)
-coaches WILL be able to call timeouts from the sideline
-allow subs on all 20 sec timeouts (not just final 2 minutes)
-clear path fouls result in 2 FTs+posession
-players lined up for FTs are prohibited from touching or putting arms in front of person next to him
-players must be on the line for FTs or past FT line extended
-flagrant 1 fouls resulting in injured players can result in coach of injured player picking FT shooter if said player cannot continue
-Stern reported record attendance and sales numbers this year for NBA merchandice, citing large sales increases in China
- The feeling among the owners is that minor league basketball could really grow under direct ownership.
-On the tights issue: It will be discussed further, but its a "pretty strong" feeling among the owners that the rule will stick, except for health issues.
-Russ Granik is OUT as deputy commissioner. Adam Silver will take his place. He was unanimously elected to take Granik's position as deputy commish & CEO, effective july 1.
-Russ will take a special consultant's position until the NBA finds something to do with him (Stern joked that Russ's job will be just to do the 2nd round of the draft from now on).
-Heidi Uberroth was name to a newly-created position: president of globaly marketing partnerships. Esseintially, she is the new face of the NBA abroad.