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Commissioner David Stern believes he is leaving the NBA in great shape and in great hands in looking back on his nearly 30-year tenure as the league's boss. Speaking before what will be his final NBA lottery, the 70-year-old Stern admitted Tuesday he has made some mistakes in running the league but noted that not every decision has a happy ending. Stern announced earlier this season that he will step down on Feb. 1, coinciding with his 30th year on the job. NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver will succeed Stern, and the commissioner said Silver will bring the league to new heights. Stern and Silver held a short news conference before the lottery and touched on a number of issues. Silver said the league won't speak to the players' association about making any changes to the current 19-year-old age limit when U.S. players are eligible for the draft until the association appoints a new executive director. The players ousted Billy Hunter earlier this season. Stern said the league ...
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