Shelly Sterling wants to keep the ClippersPosted by Inside Hoops
Here’s ESPN.com reporting on the Los Angeles Clippers, whose ownership saga is not going to end anytime in the near future:
Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling confirmed Wednesday that she intends to keep ownership of the team in her family, despite the NBA’s move to oust her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, who was banned for life by commissioner Adam Silver last week in the wake of racist remarks he made that were published by TMZ.
Shelly Sterling has been a co-owner of the Clippers with her husband since 1981 and is one of two alternate governors. The other, team president Andy Roeser, began an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday. The team is owned by a family trust.
“Commissioner Silver made it clear, that when he announced sanctions against Donald, that the NBA was taking no action against me or my family,” Shelly Sterling said in a statement given to ESPN.
She has hired attorney Pierce O’Donnell to represent her interests as the NBA moves to terminate her husband’s ownership of the team.