Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away Due to Brain Hemorrhage at 77
By Samuel Chamberlain, Fox News // January 2, 2020
Stern worked at the NBA for more than 35 years
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver statement regarding the passing of NBA Commissioner Emeritus David J. Stern pic.twitter.com/aW4WbxFQED
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(FOX NEWS) – David Stern, the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association widely credited with leading the league through a period of tremendous growth, died Wednesday. He was 77.
In a statement, the NBA said Stern had died “as a result” of a brain hemorrhage he suffered Dec. 12. At the time, ESPN reported that Stern underwent emergency surgery after he collapsed at a Manhattan restaurant.
“For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action,” Adam Silver, Stern’s successor as commissioner, said in a statement.
“He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends. We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals – preparation, attention to detail, and hard work.”
Stern worked at the NBA for more than 35 years, beginning with his hiring as the league’s general counsel in 1978. He became the league’s executive vice president two years later and succeeded Larry O’Brien as league commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984.
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