Former NBA Commissioner David Stern is in serious condition after suffering a brain hemorrhage.
Stern, 77, was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery on Thursday. Transferred from a New York restaurant after a 911 call for cardiac arrest around 2 pm ET.
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The NBA has released the following statement about Stern’s state of health:
NBA Commissioner David Stern remains in serious condition following emergency surgery to deal with sudden brain hemorrhage on Thursday. He takes great care and is surrounded by his loved ones. The Stern family and everyone in the NBA appreciate the incredible rejuvenation of support. Our thoughts and prayers remain with David and his family.
A serious condition means that the vital signs “may be unstable and not within normal limits,” according to the guidelines of the US Hospital Association, and one patient is “severely ill” with controversial indicators. This is different from the critical situation, which suggests that a patient “may be unconscious” with adverse signs.
From 1984 to 2014, Stern oversaw the NBA’s incredible economic growth and helped make basketball a global sport as the league’s longtime spokesman.
He died on the job at Adam Silver on February 1, 2014 and was inducted into the Basketball Names Memorial Hall later that year.