On This Date in NBA History: September 22, David Stern was Born

Jun 27, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, USA; NBA commissioner David Stern speaks after the first round of the 2013 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

1942 – Happy 71st birthday to the fourth Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, David Stern. He began his relationship with the league in 1966 and after holding a few different positions, Stern became the NBA Commissioner on February 1, 1984. During his tenure, he has debuted seven new teams as well as established the league’s dress code. Stern will step down as commissioner on February 1, 2014, which will mark exactly 30 years at the job.

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