NEW YORK: With Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling banned for life from NBA activities, the league yesterday said it would name a chief executive to oversee the club.
Sterling was banned for life and fined $2.5m dollars by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver last week after recordings of racist comments by the 80-year-old real estate tycoon were made public.
The league is also pursuing efforts to force him to sell the club.
“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 organisation,” NBA executive vice president of communications Mike Bass said in a statement.
“The process of identifying that individual is under way.” Bass said the league will consult with current management of the Clippers in naming the person who will supervise the club’s activities.
Hours after the announcement, the Clippers defeated the Warriors 126-121 in game seven of their Western Conference first-round series.