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Former NBA commissioner dies

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David Stern, the NBA's former commissioner, died yesterday. He was 77.

He had a brain hemorrhage three weeks ago.

"For 22 years, I had a courtside seat to watch David in action. He was a mentor and one of my dearest friends," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "We spent countless hours in the office, at arenas and on planes wherever the game would take us. Like every NBA legend, David had extraordinary talents, but with him it was always about the fundamentals - preparation, attention to detail and hard work.

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