NBA picks Dick Parsons as interim Clippers CEO

NBA picks Dick Parsons as interim Clippers CEO

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Presenter Richard Parsons speaks during the 2014 Matrix Awards at The Waldorf Astoria on April 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 9, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Updated Friday, May 9 at 4:05 PM

   NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former Citigroup chairman and former Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers.
 
   Parsons will oversee the franchise while the league tries to force owner Donald Sterling to sell it following his lifetime ban for making racist remarks.
 
   NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Friday in a statement that Parsons "will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization."
 
   With Sterling banned from anything to do with the team or league, and team President Andy Roeser on an indefinite leave of absence, the league and Clippers worked together to find a CEO. Parsons, who has also been on President Barack Obama's economic advisory team, says he has been "deeply troubled" by the Clippers' situation.
 

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