History has shown the board eventually wants what Stern wants.
“Of all the leagues in the world, the NBA is the only one that has only its own logo on it. The NBA little logo man (a silhouette of Hall of Famer Jerry West),” Stern said. “No information of the manufacturer and no sponsor, and that is something that I have worked hard to preserve for many decades. But I understand that the team may have come to consider it. So we're going to let the board of governors decide what to do.”