Former NBA commissioner David Stern said he is proud of the job that his successor Adam Silver is doing.
Silver, 52, was the league's deputy commissioner for almost eight years, before being taking over for Stern on Feb. 1. He also was the president of NBA Entertainment and NBA chief of staff under Stern, who ran the league for 30 years.
Silver made headlines this week when he banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for making racist comments. Silver has called on the league's owners to vote to terminate Sterling's ownership of the team.
"He and I worked together for 22 years. I told everyone he was going to be great at his job and I'm delighted to see that I was right," Stern said, via the Wall Street Journal.
According to the report, Stern is now consulting with digital companies and is interested in building global brands related to sports, gaming and gambling.
"Everyone's interested in competition it seems. And I have a bit of experience in that department," he said.SI.COM STAFF: Playoff roundtable: Who should be the next owner of the Los Angeles Clippers?