David Stern named NBA Commissioner

Updated: January 27, 2002, 12:58 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Feb. 1, 1984

Executive vice president David Stern replaces Larry O'Brien, who announced his resignation last year, as NBA commissioner. The 41-year-old Stern is the league's fourth commissioner, with Maurice Podoloff, J. Walter Kennedy and O'Brien preceding him.

Stern is an attorney who had worked on several cases involving the NBA before becoming its first general counsel. He was promoted to executive vice president in charge of legal and business affairs under O'Brien.

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