The NBA will be getting a new boss next year; David Stern is stepping down and Adam Silver, the current deputy commissioner, will take over. One interesting aspect is that you have one New York Jewish lawyer handing the reins over to another New York Jewish lawyer. Not that any of that is disqualifying, but it plays all too well into stereotyping. Since the league HQ is in New York, a NYC lawyer would be the kind of guy to deal with the business end of the league, and New York is about as Jewish as any big town outside of Israel, so that's not a huge coincidence. Heck, a third of the Supreme Court are Jewish lawyers.
When I Googled for Silver's ethnicity, I saw a number of groups the Southern Poverty Law Center likely has long files on. Yuck. That will add to any dislike they'll have for all the blacks and fer'ners that make up the league these days.
As a fan, I'd like to see a former player or former coach in that role, but the commissioner is the guy the owners turn to for running the business, so lawyers get most of the spots. Silver seems to know his stuff, so things are in reasonable hands.