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NBA commissioner David Stern to retire in 2014

10/25/2012 at 10:57 am By

The NBA has announced that David Stern, commissioner for since 1984, will retire on Feb. 1, 2014 and will be replaced by deputy commissioner Adam Silver will be his replacement.

“The Board has selected Adam Silver to succeed me as NBA Commissioner, and I am very pleased with their choice,” Stern said in the email. “As you know, Adam is a world-class business executive who has influenced so many areas of our business during his 20-year tenure with the league, from television, to digital, to international, to merchandising, to sponsorships, to team business, to, of course, labor negotiations. I know that the organization will be in very good hands when Adam becomes Commissioner.

Stern has been the pioneer of the NBA’s expansion and growth in global population. Stern has also faced¬†scrutiny¬†for a few questionable rules he has put in place, including his dress code policy and changing the early entry rule to prevent high school players from entering the NBA directly after their senior year.

Adam Silver joined the NBA in 1993 has served as deputy commissioner since 2006. He has a background in law as well as marketing and entertainment in his time with the NBA.


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