LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Could a move to Seattle be brewing for the Clippers?
Shelley Sterling, the estranged wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has reportedly met with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about a possible sale of the team, according to TMZ and ESPN.com.
Ballmer, who lives in the Seattle area, was part of a failed effort last year to move the Sacramento Kings to his home city, which hasn’t had an NBA team since the Supersonics in 2008.
While he wouldn’t speculate on a possible Clippers ownership bid, Ballmer did tell the Wall Street Journal it’s unlikely he would try to move the team, adding that “moving them anywhere else would be value destructive.”
BasketballInsiders.com editor Steven Kyler told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO he doubts Ballmer has any moving plans now that the Clippers have surged in value following their run deep into the NBA postseason.