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David Stern, NBA commissioner, leaves a lasting legacy in the sports business world

Jan 2, 2020
Stern died of complications stemming from a brain hemorrhage he suffered on Dec. 12.
Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls shakes hands with NBA Commissioner David Stern as he is presented with his 1997 NBA Championship ring prior to the 01 November game against the Philadelphia 76'ers, at the United Center in Chicago, IL.
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Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Oct 25, 2013
Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
 A Spalding basketball sits on the court during a stoppage in play between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena
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