David Stern Statement Regarding the Passing of Washington Wizards Owner Abe Pollin

NBA Commissioner David Stern issued the following statement today regarding the passing of Washington Wizards Owner Abe Pollin:

“With Abe Pollin’s passing, the NBA family has lost its most revered member, whose stewardship of the Wizards franchise, together with his wife Irene, has been a study in unparalleled dedication to the city of Washington. During his illness he fought with a determination and valor that will remain an inspiration to all. We extend our deepest sympathies to Irene and his two sons, to whom he was so very devoted, and to the entire Pollin family.”