Owners meet, hope to move quickly on Sterling

Owners meet, hope to move quickly on Sterling

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, center, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement Saturday, April 26, 2014, that the league is in the process of authenticating the validity of the recording posted on TMZ's website. Bass called the comments "disturbing and offensive." Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA owners’ advisory/finance committee has held its first meeting about Donald Sterling and is committed to ending his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers “as expeditiously as possible.”

The 10-member committee held a conference call Thursday to discuss “the process for termination of Donald T. Sterling’s ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers,” the league says in a statement.

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million Tuesday for making racist comments. Silver said he also would urge owners to force Sterling to sell.

The committee plans to meet again next week.


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