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NBA Commissioner David Stern partying away final hours in office

01/29/2014 3:47 PM

02/05/2014 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, who has been with The Sacramento Bee since 1997, writes columns on a variety of sports, from the NBA, NFL and baseball to local high schools. Voisin previously worked for the San Diego Union, Los Angeles Herald-Examiner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She has been a beat writer covering the Dodgers, Angels and Clippers. Contact her at or 916-321-1208. Twitter: @ailene_voisin.


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