Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Dies at 77

Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage in recent weeks and had to undergo emergency surgery.

  • Published 1 January 2020

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NEW YORK — David Stern, the basketball-loving lawyer who took the NBA around the world during 30 years as its longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global powerhouse, has died. He was 77. Stern suffered a brain hemorrhage on Dec. 12 and underwent emergency surgery. The league said he died with his wife, Dianne, and their family at his bedside. “The entire basketball community is heartbroken,” the National Basketball Players Association said. “David… Read at AP News