Donald Sterling scandal: NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers’ operations

The NBA announced it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the team’s operations fives days after league commissioner Adam Silver issued a life-time ban to owner Donald Sterling for making racially disparaging remarks on an audio tape.

“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,” NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement. “The process of identifying that individual is underway.”

The league office didn’t answer an immediate call on more details, including the timeline and how that affects the Clippers’ current structure. The Clippers are also currently unaware on how that will affect their operations. President Andy Roeser currently is in charge of day-to-day operations, while coach Doc Rivers oversees the basketball operations.


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