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NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers’ operations.

COMPLETE COVERAGE: CLIPPERS OWNER CONTROVERSY

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist comments made on an audio recording, fined him $2.5 million 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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