NBA Commissioner Adam Silver statement regarding the passing of Craig Sager

NEW YORK NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement regarding the passing of Craig Sager:

“I — along with the entire NBA family — am deeply saddened by the passing of Craig Sager.  Craig was as vital to the NBA as the players and coaches.  A true original and an essential voice on Turner Sports’ NBA coverage for 26 seasons, Craig chronicled some of the most memorable moments in league history and was a ubiquitous presence with his splashy suits and equally colorful personality.  Craig earned widespread respect for his insightful reporting and inspired so many most recently with his courage.  Our hearts go out to his wife, Stacy; his children, Kacy, Craig Jr., Krista, Riley and Ryan; and his friends and colleagues.”

NBA teams will be observing a moment of silence in Craig’s memory.