DAVID STERN, FORMER NBA COMMISSIONER, DEAD AT 77

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David Stern, the former commissioner of the US National Basketball Association NBA, has died at the age of 77.

He had been in a serious condition after suffering a brain haemorrhage in December.

Stern was the NBA’s longest-serving commissioner, holding the job for 30 years until retiring in February 2014.

He is credited with massively increasing the sport’s revenues and popularity at home and abroad during his tenure.