Can Silver fix NBA's off-court issues?

Updated: September 4, 2013, 6:09 PM ET
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

Five months before Adam Silver is elevated to his new role of NBA commissioner, nearly two months before the 2013-14 season begins, his agenda is being defined for him. The increasingly disturbing news about NBA players and coaches this summer is turning off-court conduct into a leadership priority, much as it was for Roger Goodell at the start of his tenure as NFL commissioner.

The latest news was the arrest of the Celtics' Jared Sullinger on charges of assault and battery Tuesday. ...

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