David Stern

Commissioner Emeritus and Senior Advisor, NBA & Greycroft Partners

David Stern completed his 30-year tenure as NBA commissioner on February 1, 2014, having built the model for professional sports in league operations, public service, marketing, television distribution, digital technology and international expansion. 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 the Women’s National Basketball Association and what is now known as the NBA G League. The NBA has 12 offices outside the United States; its games and programming are televised and streamed in 215 countries and territories in 50 languages; and it offers fans 21 international online destinations. The NBA was the first U.S. professional sports league to stage regular-season games outside North America, and the league has played more than 190 international preseason and regular-season games. Mr. Stern also initiated the launch of the league’s digital assets, including NBA.com, NBA TV and NBA League Pass. An intense commitment to social responsibility both in the United States and internationally marked Mr. Stern's tenure as commissioner. Under his leadership, the league launched NBA Cares. Currently, as CEO of DJS Global Advisors, Mr. Stern serves as a Senior Advisor to the NBA, investment bank PJT Partners, venture capital firm Greycroft and is an investor in and advisor to several sports technology start-ups.

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