David Stern, NBA Commissioner, Passing Over the Reins

The Charlie Rose Show, Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Charlie Rose interviewed David Stern, NBA (National Basketball Association) Commissioner, and Adam Silver, Deputy Commissioner, on today’s Charlie Rose show on National Public Radio.  He stated at the beginning of the show that Mr. Stern was passing the reins to his deputy.  

Passing or handing over the reins to another is an idiom that means ceding control of a institution, corporation or other.  The term is derived from handing over the reins of a horse to another thereby ceding control of the horse.

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