David Stern retired as NBA commissioner last year, and he has mostly remained out of the spotlight since.  But he could make a big return if his friends have their way.

via Richard Johnson of the New York Post:

Friends of former NBA Commissioner David Stern are urging him to run for mayor in 2017, now that Mayor de Blasio is looking less likely to be re-elected to a second term.

Stern, a lifelong Democrat who has regularly contributed to the party, will be retired for two years in February.

“He’s pretty bored,” said one source. “He’s always been interested in politics, and he’s always been interested in running for office.”

Stern, though “flattered,” said he is not interested in running. “I remain a happy Westchester resident and am very busy as a senior adviser to a number of enterprises.”

Stern reigned as the NBA commissioner for many years and the league grew tremendously on his watch.  Now of course that doesn’t translate to the ability to run a major city but it’s an interesting thought.

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