DATE: 2008
COMPLEX SAYS: We all know that sports commissioners hold weight but the ability to pick team presidents and move entire franchises? Yup. When the Knicks hired Donnie Walsh as team president in 2008, it's said that Stern's strong urging of the hire played a key role. Only months later, when the Seattle SuperSonics franchise was purchased and relocated to Oklahoma, Stern was again at the forefront of the movement, going as far having the league take action against a legal attempt by former owner Howard Schultz to keep the team from moving. SMH, no one man should have all that power...