By Chris Sheridan
From NBA commissioner David Stern, via Associated Press writers Jaime Aron and Greg Beacham:
“The clock is ticking, but it hasn’t struck midnight yet,” he said. “We have time to do what has to be done and we’d like to do it, actually.”
In my view, the clock hasn’t even struck 11 o’clock yet. I still say the deal gets done sometime before or around Oct. 1, as I wrote in my debut column for this site less than two weeks ago, and the regular season starts on time Nov. 1.