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Silver replaces Stern as NBA commissioner

Adam Silver has become the NBA’s fifth commissioner. The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silver (pictured, left) holding a basketball and shaking hands with outgoing commissioner David Stern (right). “It’s official: Adam Silver succeeds David Stern as NBA Commissioner” the caption read. Stern retired after exactly 30 years in charge, making him the NBA’s longest-serving and most successful commissioner. Silver joined the NBA as his assistant in 1992 and has been the deputy commissioner since 2006. “It is a source of great satisfaction to me that the NBA will now be led by Commissioner Adam Silver, for whom I have tremendous admiration and respect,” Stern wrote Friday in a thank-you email to media members. – Associated Press

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