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 2,455,154 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). David Stern is the 228th most popular businessperson (up from 265th in 2019), the 2,880th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,107th in 2019) and the 80th most popular American Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, David Stern ranks 228 out of 604Before him are Charlie Munger, Félicien Kabuga, Eric Schmidt, Charles Koch, Erin Brockovich, and Paul Castellano. After him are Lazare Ponticelli, Arnon Milchan, Arthur Guinness, Lamine Diack, Frits Philips, and Henry E. Steinway.

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Among people born in 1942, David Stern ranks 182Before him are Péter Medgyessy, Sixto Rodriguez, Milton Nascimento, Don S. Davis, Iolu Abil, and Rose Francine Rogombé. After him are Chris Sarandon, Nguyễn Minh Triết, Valeriy Brumel, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daliah Lavi, and Stefanie Powers. Among people deceased in 2020, David Stern ranks 228Before him are Rajendra K. Pachauri, Paik Sun-yup, Terry Goodkind, Theodor Wagner, Edén Pastora, and Mário de Araújo Cabral. After him are Edem Kodjo, Tomás Balcázar, Lê Khả Phiêu, Vyacheslav Kebich, Rishi Kapoor, and János Göröcs.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, David Stern ranks 2,880 out of 15,968Before him are Tom Petty (1950), Paul Castellano (1915), Fred Niblo (1874), Taylor Hackford (1944), Henry George (1839), and Jackie Jackson (1951). After him are Peter Gallagher (1955), Frederick William Franz (1893), Nan Goldin (1953), Delmer Daves (1904), Frank Stallone (1950), and Dick Scobee (1939).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, David Stern ranks 80Before him are William C. Durant (1861), Charlie Munger (1924), Eric Schmidt (1955), Charles Koch (1935), Erin Brockovich (1960), and Paul Castellano (1915). After him are Edwin Drake (1819), Alfred P. Sloan (1875), Kirk Kerkorian (1917), John D. Rockefeller III (1906), Douglas Tompkins (1943), and Allen Klein (1931).