Do more sports figures/athletes come out, would you want them to or care if they did/don't? Is it different because he's an exec and not playing the game?
"This is one of the last industries where the subject is off limits," Welts told the newspaper. "Nobody's comfortable in engaging in a conversation."
According to the report, Welts talked separately to NBA commissioner David Stern, Suns guard Steve Nash, Hall of Famer Bill Russell and founding WNBA president Val Ackerman to discuss the message he wished to convey in making his sexual orientation public.
Stern was not taken aback or even surprised by the conversation, though he did assume beforehand that Welts, whose 40-year NBA career began as a ball boy, had wanted to meet to discuss career advice, according to The Times.
"What I didn't say at the time was: I think there's a good chance the world will find this unremarkable," Stern told The Times. "I don't know if I was confusing my thoughts with my hopes."
Nash held a similar perspective.
"Anyone who's not ready for this needs to catch up," Nash said. "He's doing anyone who's not ready for this a favor."