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David J. Stern

National Basketball Association

1984 - Present

Entertainment & Broadcast Media

1980 b. 1942
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateRutgers University
GraduateJD, Columbia University
Personal
Born-Died1942
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
RaceWhite
FatherOwner, Small Business
Era - 1980

Stern led the transformation of the National Basketball Association into a world class organization. He forged new labor agreements, established a model anti-drug program, and ensured the stable growth of the organization through franchise additions. When he assumed the commissionerís position, the NBA was struggling from low attendance and high profile player scandals. Stern did much to change the image of basketball while creating a viable and sustainable business model.