David Stern hints at retirement

Updated: December 8, 2011, 8:59 PM ET
By Henry Abbott | ESPN.com

In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

"I would say it's fair to say this is my last. This is a 10-year deal, with a re-opener at six," he said, explaining that either side can opt out after six seasons. "I'm not planning to be here certainly for the 10 and probably not the six."

Sources in the league office denied rumors Stern's retirement was imminent. He is 69.

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