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Former NBA Commissioner Stern Set To Speak On Sport In Scarsdale

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern will speak to his neighbors at the Scarsdale Public Library.
Former NBA Commissioner David Stern will speak to his neighbors at the Scarsdale Public Library. Photo Credit: File

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - A National Basketball Association legend is scheduled to speak in his hometown of Scarsdale, with David Stern set to host a public discussion of the importance of digitizing sport.

Later this month, Stern, the Commissioner Emeritus of the NBA, will speak about “Sports: Where the World’s Most Important Conversations Take Place” during a free event at the Scarsdale Public Library.

According to Library Director Elizabeth Bermel, the NBA experienced unprecedented growth as it expanded into a multi-billion dollar business. During his tenure, the WNBA was founded and the game became a global sensation through the introduction of new technology and digital assets.

“The importance David Stern placed on the league’s commitment to furthering the dialogue on social issues both in the United States and around the world is particularly noteworthy,” she added. “With the popularity and influence of the NBA, he promoted a global platform of understanding centered on basketball.”

The longtime Scarsdale resident - who retired as NBA commissioner in 2014 after three decades at the helm of the league - will be at the library at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the Scott Room, with a snow date for the program scheduled the following day.

The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Those interested can register on the Scarsdale Public Library website or by calling the Reference Desk at (914) 722-1302.

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