David Stern is staying busy in retirement but he's stayed entirely out of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement talks. Stern was still commissioner in 2011 when the NBA engaged in a contentious lockout with the players.
“No. Not at all," said Stern when asked if he's involved. "I didn’t know there—are there CBA negotiations? No, I’m not involved.”
Stern was also asked if he misses the talks. During the previous talks, the players' share of Basketball Related Income was cut from 57 percent to 51.15 percent in 11-12 and would fluctuate between 49 to 51 percent after that.
“Oh, a lot," said Stern. "I don’t miss—that’s when I got my least amount of sleep. But I’m proud to say that the league has gotten to a very good place in terms of the players’ share and the owners’ share. What they can all see is that this is something that it pays to keep going. It’s fun to watch from a distance and not be involved.”