NBA's advisory committee meets again about Sterling

NBA's advisory committee meets again about Sterling
May 7, 2014, 4:15 pm
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BOSTON — The NBA's Advisory/Finance committee met again today with the subject being - what else? - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

The NBA is trying to remove Sterling as owner of the team after racist remarks he made, which included him saying he did not want his then-girlfriend to bring blacks to Clippers games or for her to be seen with them via social media.

The league is in the process of choosing someone to be an interim CEO of the organization as it bunkers down for what many expect with be a long and messy separation.

On Tuesday, the league announced that Clippers president Andy Roeser will take an indefinite leave of absence.

"This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances,” Bass said of Roeser's departure.

Following Sterling's racist comments that were broadcast by TMZ, NBA commissioner Adam Silver soon announced that Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and attending Clippers games in addition to having to pay a $2.5 million fine which was the most the league could ask for under the NBAs current Constitution.

Shortly after Silver's announcement, the Advisory/Finance committee which includes Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck, decided to go forward with plans to remove Sterling as the team's owner.

Bass said the committee will reconvene next week.