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01/27/14
Bountiful harvest of Super Bowl products

To get an idea of the impact a Super Bowl in and around New York City has on sales of NFL-licensed products, all you have to do is look at the amount of merchandise NFL licensees are bringing to market. “We’ve doubled our [Super Bowl] SKU count and sales have already surpassed last ye ...

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01/20/14
David Stern retrospective

relentless manager David Stern pushed his vision for the NBA loudly and clearly. Game plan Breaking down Stern’s tenure into four quarters In his own words Recalling some of Stern’s best quotes and quips Looking back Year-by ...

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01/20/14
In his own words

Photo by: NBAE / Getty Images 1995 “I don’t call myself Easy David for nothing. I’m always prepared to give away some more of the owners’ money.” — Vowing to ge ...

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01/20/14
The making of a legacy

Not long into NBC’s partnership with the NBA during the 1990s, Dick Ebersol quickly discovered that he wasn’t dealing with any ordinary executive in David Stern. Ebersol, then chairman of NBC Sports, was overseeing NBC’s first NBA Finals in 1991, which featured a dream matchup b ...

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01/20/14
The Stern years: A timeline

1967 ■ Proskauer Rose’s David Stern begins his association with the league as an outside counsel. 1976 {podcast} SBJ Podcast: NBA writer John Lombardo and Executive Editor Abraham Madkour discuss David Stern's impact on the NBA and what his future might hold. ...

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01/20/14
From the Executive Editor

T here are a number of ways I’ll miss David Stern being a constant voice within the world of sports business. I’ll miss his big thinking. No one can ever accuse Stern of lacking “the vision thing” or not thinking of wa ...

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01/20/14
NBA by the numbers

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01/20/14
Recollections about the commish

“The day after we did the deal [to buy the Philadelphia 76ers], April 19, 1996, I take the train up to New York. I Pat Croce and Stern at the 1996 draft lottery Photo by: NBAE / Getty Images ...

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01/20/14
4 Quarters with David Stern

W hen David Stern replaced Larry O’Brien as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 1984, the wheels of change were already in motion. Stern had joined the NBA as general counsel in 1978 and was executive vice president before taking over as commissioner. ...

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01/13/14
Tapping new revenue

Arenas and stadiums are awash in craft beers as teams and concessionaires seize the opportunity to capitalize on the trend toward specialty brews. The U.S. now has more than 2,500 breweries, more than at any point in history, and more than 1,600 are in the planning stages, reported USA Today. Alm ...

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