Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird on Retirement of David Stern

Official Release

January 31, 2014

“I want to thank Commissioner Stern for all the contributions he has made the last 30 years. He took a struggling league to a very high level while also taking the NBA globally instead of just nationally and we have all benefited from it. There are thousands of families that he has helped to lead a comfortable life and gave us the opportunity to do more than expected. I know every player is grateful for that. I would like to wish David and Dianne the best in retirement.”

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