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David Stern, the highs and lows

5-on-5: The reign of a game-changing commissioner and the road ahead

Originally Published: October 26, 2012
ESPN.com

David Stern is stepping down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014 in favor of successor Adam Silver. What did his extraordinary time leading the NBA into a new era bring? And what will the end of his tenure dating to 1984 mean for the NBA?

Our writers go 5-on-5 …

1. What has been David Stern's greatest accomplishment?

Chris Broussard, ESPN The Magazine: There were several "obstacles'' for Stern to overcome in making the NBA a popular sport: In the 1970s it was viewed ...

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