NBA, Clippers management to appoint CEO to supervise team

Saturday May 3rd, 2014

With Sterling out, the NBA and Clippers are looking to find a replacement. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images) With Sterling out, the NBA and Clippers are looking for a CEO. (Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty Images)

In light of Clippers owner Donald Sterling's lifetime ban from the NBA, the league announced Saturday that the NBA will work in conjunction with the Clippers to find a CEO to oversee the team's operations, according to the NBA's PR Twitter.

The official statement from the league states: "The NBA, in consultation with L.A. Clippers management, will be appointing a CEO to supervise the team's operations."

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million for the racist comments he made on an audio recording.

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NBA executive vice president of communications Mike Bass released a statement, saying "The best way to ensure the stability of the team during this difficult situation is to move quickly and install a CEO to oversee the Clippers organization. The process of identifying that individual is underway."

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