Following owner Donald Sterling’s ban, in wake of the recent controversy surrounding his racist remarks, the NBA announced Saturday (May 3) that it would appoint a CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Team president Andy Roeser had been in charge of the team since commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement about the ban earlier in the week. However, he drew criticism after releasing a statement that initially gave Sterling the benefit of the doubt.
Once a CEO is appointed, that person will supersede Roeser, and be given the power to decide if Roeser remains with the organization, reports ESPN.
When the appointment would be made was unknown at press time, but the NBA said it would come “quickly.”