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NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses for a photograph with Commissioner David Stern during a basketball news conference following Board of Governors meetings in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Stern announced he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Silver. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver, left, poses for a photograph with Commissioner David Stern during a basketball news conference following Board of Governors meetings in New York, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. Stern announced he will retire on Feb. 1, 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Silver. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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