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Former NBA commissioner David Stern had a serious health setback on Thursday afternoon: a brain hemorrhage, followed by brain surgery.

Details from The New York Times report:

“According to a spokesman for the New York City Fire Department, a 911 call was made at 1:59 p.m. from 9 West 57th Street, just south of Central Park. Stern was transported to Mount Sinai West hospital. There was no immediate word on his condition.”

The New York Post included these details in its article: “Stern collapsed at the Brasserie 8 ¹/₂ Restaurant on West 57th Street in Manhattan at roughly 2 p.m., according to ABC.”

Stern, 77, served as commissioner from 1984 to 2014.

“NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern suffered a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery,” the league said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family.”