On New Year's day, the sports world is mourning the loss of the Hall of Fame, Former NBA Commissioner David Stern.
The National Basketball Association released the information this afternoon that Stern passed away at age 77. He had been hospitalized for the past two and a half weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Stern served as the longest-tenured commissioner at thirty years from 1984-2014 and founded the WNBA in 1996. He retired in 2014.
He headlined the expansions of the NBA into media and digital assets, making it a global brand and was the inspiration for the NBA and WNBA becoming the inclusive, unapologetic brand that it is today.
We send our condolences to his family.
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