NBA advisory committee meets to discuss Donald Sterling

The NBA’s advisory-finance committee met on Wednesday to discuss the status of the Los Angeles Clippers, the league said in a statement.

According to spokesperson Mike Bass, the executive vice president of communications, the committee held a conference call to review the ongoing search for a new CEO. The committee was also updated on meetings between NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum and Clippers employees, and “addressed the process and timing” of Donald Sterling being terminated as the team’s owner.

Longtime team president Andy Roeser had been in charge of the franchise’s day-to-day operations after Sterling was banned for life for recorded racist comments, but took an indefinite leave of absence starting Tuesday.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and the rest of the league owners will attempt to force Sterling to sell the team, which will require a three-fourths majority vote. Silver said he was confident he would get the vote, though Sterling could drag the case out in court.

The committee, which is chaired by Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, will reconvene next week.

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