With Donald Sterling effectively muted as Clippers overlord, the NBA has decided to hire a CEO to run the franchise until it’s sold to a new owner. No word on who that person will be just yet. Per SI:
The NBA announced Saturday that a new CEO will be appointed to lead the Clippers in an attempt to fill the void created by commissioner Adam Silver’s lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was caught on tape making a series of racist remarks.
The new executive, who has not yet been named, will be tasked with “supervising the team’s operations,” according to a press statement. USA Today Sports reports that longtime Clippers president Andy Roeser will remain with the organization “for now” and that he and the rest of the organization will report to the new boss.
“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,” a league spokesman said. “The process of identifying that individual is underway.”