Nat: I know you must be saddened by the passing of Red Auerbach. What was your favorite memory of Red?

David Stern: My favorite memory of Red is me calling him once to raise the baskets because the big players have too much of an advantage.

He said if they raise the baskets, who’s going to get the rebounds? The big guys. So get rid of that idea.

Commissioner Stern was hardly the only person today to fondly recall Auerbach’s storied career.