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:
BREAKING: Interim Clippers CEO Parsons testifies Doc Rivers will quit if Donald Sterling remains owner.— The Associated Press (@AP) July 22, 2014
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.