14th Annual Cal Ramsey Distinguished Lecturer Series in Sports Management: "Changing the Game"—A Conversation with David J. Stern, NBA Commissioner Emeritus

    During his three-decade tenure as commissioner of the NBA, David Stern transformed the league from an entity that was experiencing financial difficulty, to a powerful and profitable global brand. A passionate sportsman with a brilliant mind for business, he was the game-changing force behind making basketball the commercial success that it is today. From the addition of NBA franchises, to the opening of international offices worldwide, to the launch of the Women's National Basketball Association, NBA.com, and NBA TV, this humble son of a Chelsea deli owner rose to the pinnacle of success, taking an entire sport with him.