Former NBA commissioner David Stern was hospitalized on Thursday after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage, the league announced (link via Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today).
Stern reportedly collapsed at a restaurant in Manhattan on Thursday afternoon and was rushed to a New York City hospital, where he underwent emergency brain surgery.
Stern, 77, was named the NBA’s commissioner in 1984 and held the position for 30 years before being succeeded by Adam Silver. As Zillgitt notes, Stern has remained active as an investor since then and is still close to both Silver and the NBA.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family,” the NBA said in a statement on Thursday. The league has yet to offer an update on Stern’s condition on Friday.
We at Hoops Rumors send our best wishes to Stern and his family.