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NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern sits down with Pulitzer Prize-winning sports journalist Ira Berkow.
During his 30 years as NBA commissioner, Stern built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, global marketing, television distribution and digital technology. He oversaw the NBA’s extraordinary growth with seven new franchises, a more than 30-fold increase in revenues, a dramatic expansion of national television exposure and the launch of two leagues, the Women’s National Basketball Association and the NBA Development League. He negotiated the first anti-drug agreement in professional sports and introduced the salary cap system and revenue sharing to the NBA. He also headed up the launch of the league’s online assets and mobile applications, which reach hundreds of millions of fans every day. An intense commitment to social responsibility both in the United States and around the world marked Stern’s tenure as commissioner.
Currently, as CEO of DJS Global Advisors, Stern is a senior advisor to the NBA, investment bank PJT Partners, venture capital firm Greycroft Partners and PWC’s Entertainment and Media Advisory Practice, as well as an advisor to several sports technology start-ups.
Sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.
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