Commissioner Stern considers putting teams in China

Updated: May 1, 2007, 2:13 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- NBA commissioner David Stern sees more of a need for new pro basketball teams in China than in North America.

"I think 30 teams is a nice, round number, and I would not be recommending to the NBA owners to expand," Stern said Monday before Game 4 of the first-round playoff series between the Washington Wizards and Cleveland Cavaliers.

"We will see in the next couple of years, coming out of the Beijing Olympics, the possibility of some joint venture between ...

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