David Stern, the former president of the NBA, died on The 1st, local time, at the age of 77. Stern was hospitalized in December 2019 after a sudden brain haemorrhage and underwent emergency surgery. Stern was born on September 22, 1942, in New York, N.Y., jewish-American and served as PRESIDENT of the NBA from 1984 to 2014.
Stern graduated from Rutgers University in 1963 with a history degree and became a lawyer after graduating from Columbia Law School in 1966. He later served on the board of supervisors at Rutgers University and is currently president of the Columbia University Board of Trustees.
Stern joined the NBA in 1978, became NBA vice president in 1980, and succeeded O’Brien as NBA president in 1984 for 30 years. He retired on February 1, 2014, with the successor being Adam Shaw.
As one of the world’s great career managers, Stern began his tenure as president of the NBA League in 1984, making the NBA a successful professional sports league with annual operating income of more than $3 billion through strong commercial packaging, star strategy, and international promotion. It was transmitted to 215 countries in 43 languages. It not only owns the NBA, WNBA and NBDL three major leagues, but also includes television, network, magazines and other media, business scope involved in film, television, catering, clothing and other fields, is able to extend the tentacles to the world’s vast sports and entertainment empire, But Stern claims that all of his business management experience stems from his teenage apprenticeship at his own grocery store.