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  1. Adam Silver says pushing back NBA's age limit is top priority

    Brian Windhorst

    Armed with majority support from owners and saying "we're ready to go," NBA commissioner Adam Silver made it clear pushing back the league's age limit to 20 is at the top of his priority list.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2014
  2. Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA jerseys to have sponsor logos i...

    Darren Rovell

    Get ready to see sponsor logos on NBA jerseys, likely within five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2014
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. David Stern in no rush to hire new WNBA commissioner

    Mechelle Voepel

    NBA commissioner David Stern says Donna Orender's successor doesn't have to be a woman but should have a background in women's basketball.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2010
  15. NBA commissioner David Stern says league will play preseason game...

    David Stern is promising Brazilian fans they will soon have the chance to watch NBA players in action in their own country.

    Story | Conversation | October 06, 2010
  16. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James doesn't think women will...

    Nick Friedell

    While NBA commissioner David Stern thinks a woman will be play in the NBA in the next decade, LeBron James isn't so sure.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2009