David Stern sees good things coming for the New York Knicks:

Asked for the root of his hopefulness, Stern referred to “the wellspring of optimism that resides within me” and the “renewal presented by the draft” and the preseason. “And I do know that the ownership of the Knicks is committed to improving the team,” he said. “It’s just my perpetually optimistic self.”

I think Stern should start moonlighting as John McCain's Iraq spokesman.