Facts of David Stern
|Full Name:||David Stern|
|Age:||77 years 9 months|
|Birth Date:||September 22, 1942|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Taurus, Capricorn|
|Birth Place:||New York City|
|Father's Name:||William Stern|
|Mother's Name:||Anna Stern|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Dianne Bock|
|Profession:||former NBA commissioner|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 9 (1.75m)|
|Net Worth:||$150 million|
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David Stern was an American lawyer as well as the former commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also served the NBA as a General Counsel and Executive Vice President.
David Stern: Bio, Age, Nationality, Ethnicity, Parents
David Stern was born in New York City on September 22, 1942. He left the world at the age of 77 on 1 January 2020. As per his nationality, he was American but his ethnicity was unknown. Similarly, his zodiac sign was Capricorn.
Talking about his family, his father’s name was William Stern and his mother’s name was Anna Stern.
David Stern: Education History
Talking about his educational background, he went to Teaneck High School. After completing schooling, he attended Rutgers University and graduated with a B.A. in 1963. After that, he joined Columbia University where he received a J.D. in 1966.
Body Structure: Height, Eye, Hair
Talking about his body measurements, he had a height of 5 feet and 9 inches. He had white color hair with black color eyes. The information, regarding his weight, waist size, dress size, shoe size is still unknown to media.
Relationship, Wife, Children
David Stern was a married person. His wife’s name was Dianne Bock. They got married in 1963. Together, they had two sons named Eric who worked at CNN and Andrew who recently graduated from NYU Law School.
Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
He was not active on social media. He didn’t have Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram acounts.
Professional Life and Career
Talking about his career, after graduation from law school, he joined the Proskauer, Rose, Goetz & Mendelsohn which was the law firm that legally represented the league’s interests. However, he left Proskauer Rose in 1978 to become the NBA’s General Counsel under Commissioner Larry O’Brien. Later, he was promoted to the NBA’s executive vice president for business and legal affairs in 1980.
Moreover, Stern became the NBA’s commissioner on 1 February 1984, succeeding Larry O’Brien during the league’s recovery from its darkest period. As a commissioner, he offered Argentina Channel 9 and Adrian Paenza, a South American basketball and soccer analyst the right to air weekly NBA highlights for $2,000 a year.
Moreover, Under the leadership of David Stern ‘NBA’ became a highly profitable entity. He also supervised the foundation of the women’s basketball league ‘WNBA.’ Furthermore, by organizing training camps, inviting international players, and organizing international exhibition matches, David used a businessman approach to build the ‘NBA’ as a brand. He was also honored with the ‘Olympic Order’ in 2012. David took retirement in February 2014 after serving NBA as commissioner for 30 years.
Talking about his income, as NBA’s commissioner, he had earned a good amount of money for his living. His estimated net worth was $150 million.
David Stern died at the age of 77 on January 1, 2020. He was a victim of a brain hemorrhage that took his life.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver stated,
“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.”