NBA owners committee discusses process to terminate Donald Sterling

Donald Sterling

The NBA advisory/finance committee held its first meeting about Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday.  

NBA executive vice president Mike Bass said in a statement that the 10-member committee held a conference call to discuss “the process for termination of Donald T. Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.”

“The committee unanimously agreed to move forward as expeditiously as possible and will reconvene next week.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million Tuesday for making racist comments.  

Silver also wants to force Sterling to sell the team, which would require approval by three-fourths of the league’s 30 owners.

From the Associated Press:

According to the league’s constitution and bylaws, Silver or an owner would have to file a written charge against Sterling, who would have five days to respond. Silver would then call a hearing of the board of governors, which would vote after hearing the evidence against Sterling.

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