Jan 1, 2020 - Sports

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern, 77, died Wednesday, weeks after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage, the league announced.

The big picture, via Axios' Rashaan Ayesh: Stern led the NBA for 30 years and transformed the league into one of the most profitable sports operations in the world. Since leaving the NBA, Stern has been involved in efforts to use new technology, like virtual reality, to change fans' sports consumption.

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