Former NBA commissioner Stern undergoes emergency brain surgery

David Stern addresses the media after an NBA Board of Governors meeting in New York City Oct. 23 2013

The NBA has revealed that former league commissioner David Stern has suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage and undergone emergency surgery.

Stern, 77, was National Basketball Association commissioner from 1984-2014.

The New York Post included these details in its article: "Stern collapsed at the Brasserie 8 ¹/₂ Restaurant on West 57th Street in Manhattan at roughly 2 p.m., according to ABC".

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern, the man often credited with shepherding the league's rapid growth in the 1980s, suffered a brain hemorrhage Thursday, the NBA announced.

The NBA released a statement confirming the news late Thursday.


Basketball legend Magic Johnson tweeted: 'Join Cookie and I in praying for my good friend who helped save my life, former NBA Commissioner David Stern. Silver became commissioner the next day. He suffered a brain hemorrhage and had to have emergency surgery'. The NBA's games and programming are televised and streamed in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages, and it offers fans 19 worldwide online destinations.

Stern oversaw the addition of seven franchises and the creation of the WNBA and NBA Development League, now called the G League - which will have a franchise in Mexico starting with the 2020-21 season.

Stern stayed busy after stepping down as commissioner, taking trips overseas on the league's behalf, doing public speaking and consulting.

A member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Stern - worth an estimated $135 million - is married to Dianne Bock Stern and has two sons.

He was taken to the hospital by the FDNY from a Midtown restaurant in New York City on Thursday afternoon.

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