26 Oct 2012

Stern to stand down as NBA commissioner

8:22 am on 26 October 2012

NBA basketball commissioner David Stern will stand down from his role in February 2014, after 30 years at the helm.

The League is now negotiating with deputy commissioner Adam Silver to succeed Stern, who is the league's longest-serving commissioner.

70-year-old Stern has presided over a period of expansion and growth for the NBA, both domestically and internationally, and last year concluded a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with players after a five-month lockout.

Stern's departure date will mark the 30th anniversary of his takeover as commissioner from Larry O'Brien.