Report: Stern to step down in 2014

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Report: Stern to step down in 2014

Looks like David Stern is ready to call it quits.

Yahoo! Sports columnist Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday afternoon that Stern will be stepping down as NBA Commissioner and retiring in 2014.

David Stern will step down as NBA commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, league sources tell Y! Sports. Deputy Adam Silver will replace Stern.

Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 25, 2012
According to Wojnarowski, Stern sent an email out to NBA executives announcing his plans to retire. The Board of Governors has reportedly chosen Deputy Adam Silver to replace him.

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.