Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

NBA Commissioner David Stern partying away final hours in office

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 3:47 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 - 7:47 am

NBA Commissioner David Stern is spending the final hours of his 30-year tenure the way one might have expected. The party is on. The private celebration Tuesday night in Manhattan was attended by past and present league executives and owners who are closest to the Commissioner.

The speakers included the following: USA Basketball chairman and former Phoenix Suns president Jerry Colangelo; Val Ackerman, the original executive director of the WNBA and current commissioner of the Big East; NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman; Golden State Warriors president Rick Welts; and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, who succeeds Stern on Feb. 1.


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Ailene Voisin, sports columnist

Ailene Voisin

Ailene Voisin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from UNLV and a law degree from the University of San Diego before committing full time to journalism.

Her career includes stops at the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and time spent as the backup beat writer for Dodgers and Angels, Clippers and NBA beat writer, sports columnist, along with numerous assignments covering international events and the Olympics. Ailene joined The Sacramento Bee in 1997.

Email: avoisin@sacbee.com
Phone: 916-321-1208
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