AP Report: Clippers CEO Says Doc Rivers Will Leave if Sterling Stays

The AP reported on Tuesday that Doc Rivers, seen here during Game 3 of the Clippers opening-round playoff  series against the Warriors on April 24, will quit if Donald Sterling still owns the team.
The AP reported on Tuesday that Doc Rivers, seen here during Game 3 of the Clippers opening-round playoff series against the Warriors on April 24, will quit if Donald Sterling still owns the team.
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If the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers from owner Donald Sterling to Steve Ballmer is not settled quickly, it is reported that the team will need to look for a new head coach.

According to the Associated Press, Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers will leave the team if Sterling is still in charge:

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The AP reports that Parsons said this “while testifying Tuesday in a trial to determine whether Sterling’s wife Shelly Sterling can sell the team for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.”

It was previously reported in April that Rivers would resign as coach if Sterling continued to own the team.

Sterling was banned from the NBA for life on April 29 by commissioner Adam Silver. Ballmer agreed to pay $2 billion for the Clippers in late May.