David Stern (born 22 September 1942) was an American businessman and lawyer from Manhattan, New York City. He was also the commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He was known for the developing of the NBA by providing the facility of playing exhibition games, recruiting, training camps, and other facilities.
Death Cause & Brain Hemorrhage
On January 1, 2020, the commissioner of the NBA died at the age of 77 years due to brain hemorrhage. He was suffered from this disease for a long time. On 12 December 2019, he was admitted to the hospital because of occurring sudden pain in his mind. He required doing emergency surgery.
He was not conscious after the surgery. David was suffering from critical condition. After some days, he died on 1 January 2020. The cause of death was the long-time disease of a brain hemorrhage.
Early Life, Parents & Profile
David Joel Stern took birth on 22 September 1942 in Manhattan, New York City. His father “William Stern” was an owner of a Jewish deli. His mother “Anna Stern” was a housewife. There is no proper information available about his siblings in the family.
He rose up in Teaneck, New Jersey, United States. He completed his schooling from Teaneck High School. After that in 1960, he joined Rutgers University for his further education.
He completes his Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity from this university. In the year 1966, he takes his 3-year degree in history and lawyer from Columbia Law School. He was interested in games and playing games in Madison Square Garden with his dad.
Physical Stats, Appearance & More
He gained a genuine and decent personality. David Stern stands a decent height of 5 feet 10 inches. His body has gained fat over a period of time and his weight is around 165 lbs. He has a fair skin tone with white color hair.
He has dark brown color eyes. He always wears genuine clothes. David was a very polite and humble person.
Personal Life, Spouse & Children
Stern was a married man. He was a gentleman and knew his responsibility towards his family very well. He got married to his wife “Dianne Bock Stern” on 27 November 1963. He was the father of two sons “Eric Stern” and “Andrew Stern”. He loved his children so much.
He didn’t involve his personal life to the business. He worked for NBA from 1984 to 2014. He was not interested in social media.
Some Lesser Known Facts about David Stern
|Real Full Birth Name||David Joel Stern.|
|Profession||Lawyer, Businessman, and Commissioner|
|Famous for||Being the commissioner of NBA.|
|Age at the time of death||77 years.|
|Date of Birth||22 September 1942.|
|Date of Death||01 January 2020.|
|Birthplace||Manhattan, New York City.|
|Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian)||Straight.|
|Sun Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Virgo.|
|Social Media Account Stats||N/A.|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||Feet & Inches: 5' 10".
Centimeters: 177 cm.
Meters: 1.77 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 75 Kg.
Pounds: 165 lbs.
|Shoe Size (UK)||9.|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown.|
|Parents||Father: William Stern.
Mother: Anna Stern.
|Personal Life Relationship|
|Wife||Dianne Bock Stern.|
|Sons||1. Eric Stern.
2. Andrew Stern.
|School||Teaneck High School.|
|Alma Mater.||1. Rutgers University.
2. Columbia Law School.
|Net worth (approx.)||$150 Million US Dollars.|
Career & Net worth
David started his career as a lawyer after takes his degree from Columbia Law School. He attended the law firms like Goetz & Mendelsohn, Proskauer, LLP, Rose, and other firms which represented the league.
He becomes the lead attorney lawyer in the case of “Robertson vs National Basketball Association”. In this case, he helped to abolish the clause named option. After this, players were allowed to play and become free agents.
He loved basketball. He becomes the General Counsel of NBA in the year 1980. He becomes general with the help of Larry O’Brien. When he was the Counsel he makes the decision of drug testing and team salary cap. After 4 years, on February 1, 1984, he becomes the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The accumulated Net worth of David Stern is around $150 million US dollars.
In 1984 after becoming the commissioner, he appointed the famous South American basketball and soccer player for the NBA highlights in $2 k per year. He did so many great works for the NBA. He held the position of commissioner of the NBA from 1984 to 2014.
He was a director also and direct the film named “Fermat’s Last Tango”. He appeared in so many documentaries and direct the films like “The Other Dream Team (2012), Nunsense 3: The Jamboree (1988), Jesus, Maria e Da Vinci (2004), Much Ado About Nothing (2013), and many more.
- His zodiac sign was Virgo.
- He holds an American Nationality.
- Stern was awarded by NBA Finals MVP Trophy.
- He also operated the women’s National Basketball Association.
- David becomes the member of FIBA Hall of Fame in 2014.
- He doesn’t like social media.
- David Stern died due to Brain Hemorrhage.
- He was a great lawyer and an honest person.