David Stern leads a league that is a model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing and digital technology.
During Mr. Sterns nearly 30-year tenure, the league has added seven franchises; enjoyed a 30-fold increase in revenues; expanded its national television exposure dramatically; and launched the Womens National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League.
Interest generated by the leagues growing international initiatives has led to the opening of offices in 14 global markets, the televising of games in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and the creation of 16 language-specific Web destinations. The leagues digital assets, including NBA.com, WNBA.com, and NBADLeague.com; social media platforms; NBA LEAGUE PASS; NBA TV, which is currently available in more than 61 million U.S. homes; and mobile applications reach hundreds of millions of fans every day.
David Stern Job Title Commissioner Emeritus Company NBA