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David Stern

1942 - 2020

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David Joel Stern (September 22, 1942 – January 1, 2020) was an American lawyer and business executive who was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2014. Stern oversaw NBA basketball's growth into one of the world's most popular sports during the 1990s and 2000s. He is credited with developing and broadening the NBA's audience, especially internationally by setting up training camps, playing exhibition games, and recruiting more international players. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Stern has received more than 3,159,047 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). David Stern is the 280th most popular businessperson (down from 228th in 2019), the 3,352nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,879th in 2019) and the 88th most popular American Businessperson.

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  • 29

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  • 3.24

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  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, David Stern ranks 280 out of 601Before him are Chris Gardner, Oleg Deripaska, Siegfried Bing, Paul Rusesabagina, Arnold Rothstein, and Robert Monroe. After him are François-Henri Pinault, Chuck Feeney, Lazare Ponticelli, B. C. Forbes, Edward Colston, and Jimmy Lai.

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Among people born in 1942, David Stern ranks 230Before him are Dennis Meadows, Jorge Ben, Eliso Virsaladze, Martin Rees, Shere Hite, and Edward Luttwak. After him are Clarence Clemons, Ivan Mládek, Heidi Brühl, Lawrence Weiner, Ricardo Ezzati Andrello, and Bill Nelson. Among people deceased in 2020, David Stern ranks 186Before him are Vittorio Gregotti, Stanisław Kania, Flavio Cotti, Jack Charlton, John Hume, and McCoy Tyner. After him are Rhonda Fleming, Princess María Teresa of Bourbon-Parma, Fou Ts'ong, Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, Ken Robinson, and Samuel Little.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Stern ranks 3,352 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Bachman (1924), Ron Carter (1937), Tiger Woods (1975), Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Jeff Chandler (1918), and Bobby Brown (1969). After him are Walter Koenig (1936), Horace McCoy (1897), Clarence Clemons (1942), Jean Hagen (1923), Rosemary Clooney (1928), and George Washington Carver (1864).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Stern ranks 88Before him are Douglas Tompkins (1943), Arthur D. Levinson (1950), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Chris Gardner (1954), Arnold Rothstein (1882), and Robert Monroe (1915). After him are Chuck Feeney (1931), John Paul Getty III (1956), Bruce Buck (1946), Allen Klein (1931), Dustin Moskovitz (1984), and Paul Castellano (1915).