'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries is in the works at NBC

'Rosemary's Baby' miniseries is in the works at NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Dec. 10 (UPI) -- A 4-hour miniseries based on Ira Levin's 1967 suspense novel, "Rosemary's Baby," is to begin shooting in Paris next month, NBC announced.
2015 NBA All-Star Game to be played in New York

2015 NBA All-Star Game to be played in New York

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The NBA's 2015 All-Star Weekend will be in New York with the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets sharing hosting duties, the league said Wednesday.

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NBA to play regular-season games in London, Mexico City

NBA to play regular-season games in London, Mexico City

NEW YORK, June 25 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Tuesday that it had scheduled 2013-14 regular-season games in Mexico City and London.

Report: Celtics, Clippers agree on trade for Coach Doc Rivers

BOSTON, June 23 (UPI) -- Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers will become the Los Angeles Clippers' new mentor under a deal reached between the teams, ESPN reported Sunday.

Pacers' Hibbert fined $75,000 for using anti-gay slang term

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Sale of Kings made final

SACRAMENTO, May 31 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Friday the sale of the Sacramento Kings was final, completing a long effort to prevent the franchise from leaving town.

Kings to stay in Sacramento after NBA rejects Seattle move

SACRAMENTO, May 15 (UPI) -- The Sacramento Kings will stay in the California capital after the NBA Board of Governors voted Wednesday to reject a proposed move to Seattle.
Longtime NBA scouting chief Blake dies

Longtime NBA scouting chief Blake dies

NEW YORK, April 8 (UPI) -- Marty Blake, known as the "godfather of NBA scouting," died in Georgia, the league announced. He was 86.

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NBA referee Greg Willard dies at age 54

NBA referee Greg Willard dies at age 54

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Greg Willard, an NBA game official for 24 seasons, has died at the age of 54, the league announced Tuesday.

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NBA fines Thunder's Ibaka $25K for hit

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka Tuesday was slapped with a $25,000 fine for a flagrant foul on the Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin.

NBA sets overseas pre-season schedule

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- NBA teams will play pre-season games next October in seven foreign countries, including Turkey, Spain and China, the league said Tuesday.

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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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