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NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers

The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations. Earlier this week, league commissioner Adam Silver barred Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life after he made racial comments.

Commissioner Silver barred team owner Sterling for life earlier in week

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The National Basketball Association says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

On Tuesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver barred Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist comments made on an audio recording, fined him $2.5 million US and urged league owners to force him to sell the team.

Mike Bass, the NBA executive vice-president of communications, released a statement Saturday, saying: "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. The process of identifying that individual is underway."

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