You may have heard the news already, if not David Stern has announced that he will retire February 1, 2014.
At the appointed time, he will step aside and leave the NBA in the hands of Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. During a press conference following the league’s Board of Governors meeting, Stern said:
“It’s been a great run. The league is in, I think, terrific condition…I’d like to think I did an adequate job. But one of the things I did best was provide a successor. I’m not going anyplace in the next 15 months, but this gives us the opportunity to have a very smooth transition.”
In response to the announcement, the former Hall of Fame Los Angeles Lakers point guard and current ESPN NBA Countdown studio analyst Earvin “Magic” Johnson had this to say:
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