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Stern ends historic 30-year run as NBA commissioner

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David Stern steps down on Saturday after 30 years as commissioner of the NBA, a reign that saw him transform the league from a downtrodden afterthought into a global sporting powerhouse. 

NBA Commissioner David Stern addresses the media before Game One of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on June 6, 2013

The 71-year-old son of a New York deli owner revitalized the NBA with business and marketing moves that took full advantage of the skills of such stars as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal and LeBron James.

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