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David Stern

(L) NBA Commissioner David Stern greets (R) LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat as the Miami Heat are given their 2012 NBA Championship rings at a ceremony prior to the game against the Boston Celtics at American Airlines Arena on October 30, 2012 in Miami, Florida.

NBA Hall of Fame spotlight - David Stern

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David Stern will be enshrined Friday in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, part of a 2014 class that includes former players Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond, along with NCAA championship-winning coaches Nolan Richardson and Gary Williams.

Stern ended his run as commissioner after exactly 30 years on Feb. 1 - he won't say retired, because he's still working - and once thought he would wait five years for induction, same as players. Officials from the NBA and Hall of Fame persuaded him otherwise, and nobody is arguing that he belongs immediately.
— Associated Press