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Adam Silver replaces David Stern

Updated: February 1, 2014, 1:09 PM ET
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NEW YORK -- Adam Silver has become the NBA's fifth commissioner.

The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silver holding a basketball and shaking hands with outgoing commissioner David Stern.

It's official: Adam Silver succeeds David Stern as #NBA Commissioner pic.twitter.com/B2tuuZVZv9

— NBA (@NBA) February 1, 2014

Stern retired after exactly 30 years in charge, making him the NBA's longest-serving and most successful commissioner.

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