Sep 22, 1942 – Jan 1, 2020 (Age 77)


September 22, 1942
January 1, 2020


STERN--David J. UJA-Federation of New York mourns the passing of our friend David J. Stern, beloved husband of Dianne. David exhibited a deep passion for Jewish philanthropy. His leadership as past chair of our Entertainment, Media & Communications Division and founder of our Sports for Youth...

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David Stern will always be remembered, as a beloved husband and father, a luminary business leader in sports, an esteemed colleague, a thoughtful mentor, a dedicated friend, and an inspiration to millions across many cultures and countries. May his memory always be a blessing.

i was very upset when i read that david was rushed to a hospital and even more upset when i read that he had died, even though i had not seen him in 63 years. david and i were in special and 9special together and he was voted most likely to succeed .... and succeed hr did...in all ways. even though i wouldn't have used the word then. david as a 14 year old boy, was a mensch. it is ironic, but i found out that i am only 6 days older than david. my heart goes out to his family.

Thank you Mr Stern for what you did for the growth of the NBA

As a Sports VC and someone investing in sports and deep tech, David Stern is N inspiration and mentor to all of us. He had been an early investor in many game changing startups. His legacy in NBA will be remembered forever. This was a loss not just in sports but beyond .

Losing a loved like David is never easy. May the God of comfort give you peace and strength during this most difficult time because he cares for you (1Pet 5;6,7)

Dear Dianne, I'm so saddened about the passing of the Commissioner. I remember when I was working as a Guest Services Rep. at the Barclays, when You and David came out of your Suite, then Mr. Stern asked me to bring, you both to your floor seats, on the way down, You notice, that my name tag read Angel Cruz, You spoke to me in spanish, David asked me where I played Basketball. You both were so kind and generous. For Basketball is my first love, I've given a great part of my life to it. You...

My condolences to the Stern Family. May you find comfort in the memories you made

Sending Prayers to his family at this difficult time. Commissioner Stern, Want to thank you for all you did for the game of basketball, all you did for everyone who was involved in the game. Thank you! Rest in Paradise!