Steve Ballmer wants Clippers to stop using Apple products

Steve Ballmer says no to Apple products
Thursday September 25th, 2014

New Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wants the team to switch from Apple products to Microsoft products, Reuters' Mary Milliken and Eric Kelsey report.

Ballmer, who bought the team for $2 billion earlier this year, stepped down as CEO of Microsoft in February after 14 years in the role. He owns four percent of the company's shares, worth nearly $16 billion.

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He told Reuters he plans to have the Clippers drop Apple for Microsoft.

"Most of the Clippers on are [sic] Windows, some of the players and coaches are not," Ballmer said.

"And Doc kind of knows that’s a project. It's one of the first things he said to me: 'We are probably going to get rid of these iPads, aren’t we?' And I said, 'Yeah, we probably are.' But I promised we would do it during the off season."

The Clippers finished 57-25 last season before losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second round of the playoffs.

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