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Clippers interim CEO: Doc Rivers says he'll quit if Sterling remains owner

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Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons said Tuesday that Doc Rivers said he will no longer coach the team if Donald Sterling remains its owner.

"Doc is troubled by this maybe moreso than anybody else," Parsons said. "If Mr. Sterling continues as owner, he does not want to continue as coach."

Parsons is testifying at a trial that could resolve whether Sterling's wife, Shelly, can complete a $2 billion sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine to Donald Sterling in April after he was recorded making racist remarks.

Rivers, 52, led the Clippers to a 57-25 record and the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference last season before falling to the Thunder in the second round of the playoffs.

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- Chris Johnson

 

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