Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, dies

Lakers owner Jerry Buss, 80, dies

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Jerry Buss, who owned the Los Angeles Lakers for more than 30 years at a time when the team won 10 NBA championships, has died. He was 80.

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Spurs coach 'disappointed' by NBA fine

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- San Antonio Spurs head Coach Gregg Popovich says he is "disappointed" by the NBA's decision to fine the team after he sent four healthy stars home to rest.

Spurs fined $250,000 for resting players

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 Friday for resting four of their players at the end of a six-game road trip.

NBA: Miami 105, San Antonio 100

MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Ray Allen delivered the decisive blow in Miami's 105-100 win over San Antonio Thursday, a game that touched off a war between the Spurs and the NBA.
Stern to step down as NBA commissioner

Stern to step down as NBA commissioner

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- David Stern, who has led the NBA since 1984, Thursday said he would retire as commissioner of the league in February 2014.

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NBA approves sale of Hornets to Benson

NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- The NBA Board of Governors has approved the sale of the league-owned New Orleans Hornets to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, the league said Wednesday.
NBA suspends World Peace for 7 games

NBA suspends World Peace for 7 games

NEW YORK, April 24 (UPI) -- The NBA Tuesday suspended Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace for seven games for throwing an elbow at Oklahoma City's James Harden.

New Orleans snares 2014 NBA All-Star Game

NEW ORLEANS, April 16 (UPI) -- The National Basketball Association will return to New Orleans for its 2014 All-Star Game, the league said Monday.

Saints owner buys New Orleans Hornets

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- NBA Commissioner David Stern announced Friday that Tom Benson, owner of the NFL's New Orleans Saints, had bought that city's basketball team.
New Jersey Nets moving to Brooklyn

New Jersey Nets moving to Brooklyn

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- The New Jersey Nets Friday won approval from the NBA to move to the New York borough of Brooklyn.

Sacramento seeks arena funds from Kings

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Sacramento city officials want the Maloof family to chip in at least $70 million to help build a new arena for their NBA team.
2013 NBA All-Star Game to be in Houston

2013 NBA All-Star Game to be in Houston

HOUSTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The 2013 NBA All-Star Game has been awarded to Houston, marking the third time the game will be played in Houston.

NBA: LA Clippers 102, LA Lakers 94

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Chris Paul poured in 33 points but was also injured Saturday in the Los Angeles Clippers' 102-94 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.
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David Stern
NBA Commissioner David J. Stern gives an improptu press conference before the New Orleans Hornets and Denver Nuggets game one of their opening round series at the Pepsi Center in Denver on April 19, 2009. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

David Joel Stern (born September 22, 1942) is the commissioner of the National Basketball Association. He began his relationship with The Association in 1966 as outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as General Counsel, and became the league's Executive Vice President in 1980. He became Commissioner in 1984 succeeding Larry O'Brien. He is credited with increasing the popularity of the NBA in the 1990s and 2000s. Stern has served on the Rutgers University Board of Overseers and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

David Stern was born on September 22, 1942 in New York City, New York. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey in a Jewish family, and is a graduate of Teaneck High School. Stern attended Rutgers University, where in 1960 he pledged to the Sigma Delta Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity. He graduated as B- dean's-list history student in 1963 and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1966, and was admitted to the bar in New York later that year after passing the state's bar examination.

His first association with the NBA in 1966 was as an outside counsel at Proskauer Rose. In 1978, Stern became the NBA's General Counsel under Larry O'Brien. By 1980, he was Executive Vice President of the NBA. During this time, two landmark decisions were reached with the NBA Players' Association: drug testing and team salary cap. The drug testing dealt with the perception that most basketball players used drugs, that the NBA admitted it had a problem, and it was cleaning it up. The salary cap created a revenue-sharing system where owner and player were effectively partners. Both of these agreements solidified Stern's standing inside NBA circles.

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