Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away At 77

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away At 77

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Passes Away At 77

Celebes we want to take a moment to remember and to send thoughts and prayers to the family and fans former NBA Commissioner David Stern who passed away this New Year. Continue on… reports that David Stern has died at 77 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December, the league announced Wednesday.

Adam Silver, one of the most popular executives in the history of sports, released the following statement on David Stern’s legacy within the league.

The statement reads as follows [via CBS Sports] regarding former NBA Commissioner David Stern:

For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. 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.”

David took over the NBA in 1984 with the league at a crossroads. But over the course of 30 years as a Commissioner, he ushered in the modern global NBA. He launched groundbreaking media and marketing partnerships, digital assets and social responsibility programs that have brought the game to billions of people around the world. Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand — making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation.”

Every member of the NBA family is the beneficiary of David’s vision, generosity, and inspiration. Our deepest condolences go out to David’s wife, Dianne, their sons, Andrew and Eric, and their extended family, and we share our grief with everyone whose life was touched by him.

RIP Mr. Stern.

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