David Stern Bio – David Stern Wiki
David Stern full name David Joel Stern, was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to February 1, 2014.
Stern attended Columbia Law School. He first became affiliated with the NBA through work for a prominent law firm that represented the league in the 1960s.
Stern was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2014 and the International Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.
David Stern Age
Stern was born on September 22, 1942, in New York City, New York, United States. He died on January 1, 2020, in New York City, New York. He was 77 years old.
David Stern Wife
David Stern was married to his wife Dianne Bock Stern. They were married in 1963.
David Stern Children
David Stern and his wife had 2 children; Eric Stern and Andrew Stern.
David Stern Family
David Stern was the son of Anna Stern and William Stern.
David Stern Condition
On Dec 12, 2019, David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage and had emergency surgery. The NBA issued the following statement, “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today [Dec 12, 2019] for which he underwent emergency surgery. Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family.”
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— NBA (@NBA) December 13, 2019
On Dec 17, 2019, the NBA released the following statement regarding Stern: “NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern remains in serious condition following emergency surgery to address a sudden brain hemorrhage on Thursday. He is receiving great care and surrounded by his loved ones. The Stern family and everyone at the NBA appreciate the incredible outpouring of support. Our thoughts and prayers remain with David and his family.”
David Stern Death
Stern died in hospital in Manhattan on January 1, 2020, at age 77. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued the following statement on the passing of 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 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.”
David Stern Cause of Death
David Stern’s cause of death was a brain hemorrhage he suffered on December 12, 2019.
David Stern Net Worth
David Stern’s net worth was estimated to be $135 million.