When Adam Silver announced he would take swift action to get the 75% votes needed for the sale of the L.A. Clippers, many people doubted that Silver would be able to make it happen. Further, many questioned whether Sterling would fight the vote in court, and if he would use his wife, Shelly Sterling, who is co-owner of the team as a hurdle to get the sale completed. Well, think again! Mrs. Sterling fully supports the sale of the team.
“I spoke with Commissioner Adam Silver this week to tell him that I fully supported his recent swift and decisive action,” Shelly Sterling said in a statement released Saturday evening. “We also agreed at that time that, as a next step, both the league and the team should work together to find some fresh, accomplished executive leadership for the Clippers. I welcome his active involvement in the search for a person of the utmost character, proven excellence and a commitment to promoting equality and inclusiveness.
“As a co-owner, I am fully committed to taking the necessary steps to make the Clippers the best team in the NBA. That has been my aspiration ever since 1981.”
All-righty, then! It seems Silver will make it happen. Now, it’s up to the owners, and per NBA spokesman Mike Bass, they have already started looking for owners.
“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,” Bass said in a news release announcing the decision. “The process of identifying that individual is underway.”
This is happening people.
What do you think?
Your Jersey Girlfriend,