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NBA Commissioner David Stern to Retire in 2014

After 30 years in charge, Stern will be replaced by Fellow Jew Adam Silver

By: David Shear
Published: October 25th, 2012 in News » World
NBA Commissioner David Stern

The Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, David Stern, has announced that on February 1st, 2014, he will be passing the ball to deputy commissioner Adam Silver, as he retires from his long and successful NBA career.

Stern, who turned 70 in September, 2012, began his association with the Association in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as a General Counsel, before moving up the ranks quickly, becoming the NBA’s Executive Vice President in 1980 and the league's Commissioner in 1984.

Stern, considered the most successful commissioner in sports since he took over, is also the NBA's longest-serving commissioner, having helped the league's growth through the 80s and 90s, and more recently building the brand internationally and overseeing the development of the Women’s NBA.

The announcement of his retirement came at an NBA Board of Governors meeting on October 25th.

"I don't know what else to say other than to recite what I told the owners yesterday in executive session," Stern said. "I told them that it's been a great run, it will continue for another 15 months, that the league is in, I think, terrific condition."

Stern hinted at the decision last December after the new collective bargaining agreement was finalized.

On a personal note, I met Stern several years ago in his office. This was a year after Maccabi Tel Aviv had played CSKA Moscow for the 2006 Euroleague Basketball Championship in Prague. Stern, a big fan of Maccabi Tel Aviv, traveled to Prague to watch the final game even though the game was taking place during the NBA playoffs. He told me that being in Prague, and seeing all the Israeli flags on the street, was one of his greatest joys.

Through the up-and-downs of Stern's career as a commissioner, and there were many more ups than downs, I could never help but root for him. He's done an incredible job making the game of basketball a global game and for that, the players, owners and fans should be grateful of a job well done.

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