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David Stern has date for retirement

Updated: October 25, 2012, 8:02 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- For the past several years, with words and actions, David Stern had laid the groundwork for his departure from the job he's controlled and defined since 1984. He formalized it Thursday, announcing his intention to step down as the longest-tenured commissioner in professional sports.

During the NBA's Board of Governors meetings in midtown Manhattan, Stern advised the league's owners of his intention to retire on Feb. 1, 2014, the 30-year anniversary of his taking the job. In ...

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