NEW YORK – David Stern reacted harshly five months ago when he was asked about point shaving in the NBA. The commissioner can’t dismiss it anymore. With his league facing its biggest scandal ever, Stern plans to hold a press conference Tuesday morning.
July 23, 2007 – TheScroogeReport.com Post
The first question he must answer is what, and when, the league knew of former referee Tim Donaghy’s gambling habits.
Donaghy officiated the last game of his 13-year NBA career during the San Antonio-Phoenix second-round series. Stern surely will be asked if the league could, or should, have known of Donaghy’s problems by then.
The FBI is investigating Donaghy for allegedly betting on games he officiated during the last two seasons. He is expected to turn himself in at U.S. District Court in Brooklyn later this week or early next week, according to a person familiar with the investigation.