NBA: Former commissioner David Stern in serious condition after surgery for brain hemorrhage

Written by on December 26, 2019

Former NBA commissioner David Stern remains in serious condition after undergoing surgery for a brain hemorrhage late last week.

“He is receiving great care and surrounded by his loved ones,” the league said Tuesday in a statement on Stern, 77, who was taken to Mount Sinai West medical center after responders fielded a 911 call from a Midtown restaurant.

“The Stern family and everyone at the NBA appreciate the incredible outpouring of support. Our thoughts and prayers remain with David and his family.”

Stern is one of the most famed leaders in all of sports, helping the NBA become a global brand under his leadership from 1984 to 2014.

Iinducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, Stern guided a league that added seven teams and relocated six others.

The NBA’s television revenue has grown by 40 times, while player salaries have grown by 20 times to an average of $5 million per season under Stern’s watch.

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