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  1. End of an Era

    espnW

    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  2. WNBA - NBA commissioner David Stern changed women's basketball

    Mechelle Voepel

    The NBA and basketball worldwide grew an amazing amount under David Stern's stewardship. But in founding the WNBA in June 1997, Stern helped change women's basketball and the very landscape of women's athletics.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2014
  3. David Stern leaves NBA legacy of diversity, giving

    Richard Lapchick

    From the start, David Stern worked to bring diversity to the NBA and established a legacy of giving to the community while expanding global outreach, Richard Lapchick writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2014
  4. David Stern, Adam Silver discuss future of NBA

    In what is expected to be his final news conference as NBA commissioner, David Stern expressed few regrets about a career that has seen the league grow from 24 employees to 1,200 stationed across the world.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2014
  5. David Stern says he is leaving NBA in good shape

    Commissioner David Stern believes he is leaving the NBA in great shape and in great hands in looking back on his nearly 30-year tenure as the league's boss.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  6. David Stern to retire as NBA commissioner in 2014

    Brian Windhorst

    NBA commissioner David Stern will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league, and will be replaced by deputy cCommissioner Adam Silver.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  7. WNBA -- Bill Laimbeer, David Stern make mark on WNBA

    Mechelle Voepel

    Although David Stern and Bill Laimbeer are known for so much more than their WNBA ties, their contributions to women's basketball have been quite significant.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  8. 2012 Olympics -- Will U.S. women's success in London be springboa...

    Jackie MacMullan

    The London Olympics were a benchmark for women, especially U.S. women. But what does that mean beyond the Games? For two team sports, the hope and expectation is their accomplishments in London will be a springboard to something more.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2012
  9. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert should continue with his on...

    Jerry Greene

    "Sunday Brunch" examines the NBA and Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2011
  10. Former WNBA president Val Ackerman headlines Women's Basketball H...

    Mechelle Voepel

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman, who was so crucial to the development of the league, is among six who will be inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this Friday and Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2011
  11. Women in the Pros -- Can a woman shoot for the NBA?

    Michelle Smith

    NBA commissioner David Stern is optimistic about the possibility of a woman in his league, but many coaches and players are skeptical, citing disparity in size and strength between the sexes.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2011
  12. Laurel Richie ready, calls WNBA presidency a 'dream job'

    Laurel Richie acknowledged she doesn't know a lot about the WNBA's history. Still, days after being hired as the WNBA's third president, she called it a 'dream job.'

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  13. WNBA president Laurel J. Richie brings fresh look to growing leag...

    Mechelle Voepel

    New president Laurel J. Richie admits she has a lot to learn about the WNBA. But the marketing veteran's expertise will be vital to increasing sponsorships and ticket sales.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2011
  14. Marketing executive Laurel Richie named WNBA president

    Veteran marketing executive Laurel J. Richie has been named president of the WNBA, NBA commissioner David Stern announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2011
  15. Voepel: Business background key in search for new WNBA president

    Mechelle Voepel

    The next WNBA president will likely be someone with a proven business background -- and hopefully in place by the season tipoff in June.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2011
  16. Regular-season games in Europe next for NBA

    David Stern has talked about having NBA franchises in Europe within a decade for so long that it seems it's been more than 10 years by now.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2011