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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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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 3 overall draft pick Bradley Beal, of Florida, who was selected by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 3 overall draft pick Bradley Beal, of Florida, who was selected by the Washington Wizards in the NBA draft Thursday, June, 28, 2012, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern speaks to reporters before NBA All-Star basketball festivities in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled all November games on Friday, Oct. 28, the 120th day of the lockout. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, file)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern talks with reporters, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in New York. Stern canceled all November games Friday, the 120th day of the NBA lockout. (AP Photo/David Karp)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern talks with reporters, Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, in New York. Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season after players and owners were unable to reach a new labor deal to end the lockout. Opening night was scheduled for Nov. 1. (AP Photo/David Karp)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern (center) talks Oct. 10, 2011, with reporters after leaving an NBA labor talks meeting in New York. Stern canceled the first two weeks of the season after players and owners were unable to reach a new labor deal to end the lockout. At left is Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. Opening night was scheduled for Nov. 1. (Associated Press)

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DEADLINE: NBA commissioner David Stern has said that the first two weeks of the season will be canceled if a deal to end the lockout is not reached by Monday. (Associated Press)

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A fan at the South Florida All-Star Classic in Miami on Saturday raises a sign pleading for commissioner David Stern to help end the NBA lockout. (Associated Press)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, right, listens as deputy commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference following NBA labor talks meeting between basketball players and owners on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern has cancelled the entire slate of preseason games, and will have to cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if the two sides do not reach a deal by Monday. (Associated Press)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, center, speaks to reporters after a meeting between the NBA Players Association and owners to discuss a new labor deal and possibly avert a lockout, Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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**FILE** NBA commissioner David Stern (left) and NBA spokesperson Mike Bass arrive in New York at a midtown hotel for a meeting with the players' union on June 30, 2011. (Associated Press)

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 18 draft pick, Florida State's Chris Singleton, who was selected by the Washington Wizards in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Jan Vesely, with NBA commissioner David Stern on Thursday, has been compared to Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Utah's Andrei Kirilenko. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Jan Vesely, shown with NBA commissioner David Stern, has been compared to Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Utah's Andrei Kirilenko.

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NBA Commissioner David Stern, left, poses with the No. 1 overall draft pick, Kyrie Irving, of Duke, who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA basketball draft Thursday, June, 23, 2011, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Form Los Angeles Laker Jerry West, NBA commissioner David Stern, Miami Heat president Pat Riley, Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak look at the bronze statue of West during its unveiling ceremony outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)