David Stern, admitted for a stroke

The former NBA commissioner had to be transferred to the hospital this Thursday. The condition and condition in which it is found is unknown.

The former NBA commissioner, David Stern, suffered a stroke and had to be admitted emergency Thursday in a hospital in New York, according to information offered tonight by the league.

"NBA Emeritus Commissioner David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage today for which he had to undergo emergency surgery," the NBA said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with David (Stern) and his family" .

Stern was included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.

The New York fire department responded to a 911 call at a Midtown restaurant in New York at 1:59 pm Firefighters then transported Stern, 77, to Mount Sinai West Medical Center, but the first official information of entry was offered by the NBA.

However, so far, its condition and state in which it is located is unknown.

Stern served as the NBA commissioner from 1984 to 2014, a 30-year career that helped shape the League and make it a true "multinational."

Under his supervision, the NBA added seven new teams and changed to six other franchises, in addition to being the true promoter and promoter of the so-called globalization of the professional sport of American basketball and other sports.

The annual income of the league for its television contract increased 40 times, the average salary of the players went from $ 250,000 a year in 1984 to more than $ 5 million, and the value of the franchises skyrocketed by exceeding a large majority 1 billion dollars

The NBA exploded worldwide under Stern, who was included in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014, in addition to being together with the former president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Spaniard Juan Antonio Samaranch, the true architects of the arrival of the great stars of the NBA at the Summer Olympics.

The legendary and historic "Dream Team" that made its debut at the Barcelona 92 Olympic Games, where they won the gold medal, was one of the great milestones that occurred within the modern Olympic movement.

The League opened 13 offices worldwide, organized regular season games outside the United States, the first in professional sports, in addition to founding, in 1997, the women's professional league (WNBA) .

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