Sports David Stern, NBA’s commissioner for 30 years, dies at 77

23:40  01 january  2020
23:40  01 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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David Stern , the NBA commissioner who oversaw the sport' s biggest stage for three decades, has died Stern ' s tenure overlapped with two of basketball ' s all-time greats, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. Stern became commissioner in February 1984, the same year Jordan entered the league.

Stern served for 30 years until 2014, when he was replaced by Adam Silver. Prior to his arrival, NBA Finals games were broadcast on tape delay as the Former NBA commissioner David Stern has died aged 77 two weeks after undergoing emergency surgery to address a sudden brain hemorrhage.

NEW YORK — David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day. He was 77.

The league says Stern died Wednesday with his family by his side. He suffered a brain hemorrhage Dec. 12 and underwent emergency surgery.

Stern had been involved with the NBA for nearly two decades before he became its fourth commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984. By the time he left his position in 2014, a league that had struggled for a foothold had grown into a more than $5 billion a year industry and made NBA basketball perhaps the world's most popular sport after soccer.

Stern had a hand in nearly every initiative to do that, including drug testing, the salary cap and implementation of a dress code.

The trained lawyer helped the league become televised in more than 200 countries and territories, and in more than 40 languages.


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