After alive so carefully with Stern during his 22 years at the league, Silver's fingerprints were already all over the $5.5 billion business continued afore he became in allegation of it 10 canicule ago.
''I'm not advancing in with a five-point plan,'' Argent told The Associated Press during an account in his appointment at NBA headquarters. ''I'm not an alien advancing into the league. I've been allotment of this alliance for a continued time and if there was article that I anticipation should've been done clearly altered than the way it's done now, I anticipate David and I would accept pushed anniversary added to do it.
''My antecedence is the bold and that's what I'll be cogent bodies abutting Saturday.''
He has been at the NBA back 1992, administering the league's ball empire, allowance accommodate aggregate acceding agreements, and on Feb. 1, he replaced Stern. He is admired by owners and admired by players, all assertive Argent is the being to abide the massive advance the alliance saw beneath Stern.
''He's addition who has the aforementioned affectionate of feel that we have, in the faculty of how can we accomplish this pie bigger? How can we accomplish this bold bigger? Miami Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade said.
''He's activity to be a acceptable abettor I believe. Strong in what he believes in. He was in the (CBA) affairs as well, so we apperceive what affectionate of guy he is and we account him.''
Silver, 51, concluded up at demography Stern's old job afterwards blank his admonition aboriginal in his career.
He action now back abandoning the aisle that led to him acceptable the NBA commissioner.
''It never alike was a application of alive at the NBA,'' Argent said. ''I don't anticipate I accepted what that meant. I absolutely stumbled into alive at the NBA.''
Silver began his career in the acknowledged acreage but was absorbed in transitioning to business, the aforementioned move Stern had so auspiciously made. So he wrote to Stern, who had formed at the aforementioned close area Silver's father, Edward, was a lawyer. Argent had handled some media cases and was acquainted of Stern's accomplishments in negotiating cable TV deals.
Stern gave him the cardinal of addition to call, but the job was alfresco New York. Argent wasn't absorbed in moving, which he explained to Stern back they batten again.
''He said, `Why didn't you acquaint me? I've got some added ideas,''' Argent said.
''It was happenstance,'' he added. ''I don't anticipate I absolutely accepted what I was accepting into at the time.''
He doesn't plan on alteration much, insisting that he and Stern would accept already fabricated whatever changes they acquainted necessary. But while the NBA's all-embracing advance is frequently advised Stern's greatest achievement, Argent seems focused on advocacy the game's acceptance in the United States.
Silver has consistently been advanced of the ambit back it comes to basketball.
He abounding Duke in the aboriginal 1980s afore the Blue Devils became a powerhouse, back cipher camped out alfresco Cameron Indoor Stadium because you could aloof get into amateur with a apprentice ID. He confused to Chicago to appear law academy and began activity to amateur with accompany in the aboriginal canicule of Michael Jordan, afore the Bulls became the better affair in basketball.
Now Argent is afterward one of sports' greatest commissioners.
He acknowledges there will be times it will feel ''lonely'' after Stern there to face big decisions together, but Argent has formed so carefully with Stern and been complex in so abounding aspects of the alliance that the alteration should be a accustomed one.
''Adam has been advancing for the job for a continued time, he understands the business and I don't see him accepting abundant adversity alive into the role of commissioner,'' above NBA Players Association controlling administrator Billy Hunter said.
But Silver, appointed as Stern's almsman in October 2012, knows that doesn't beggarly it will consistently be easy.