22 May 2014

NBA offers deal to LA Clippers owner

6:57 am on 22 May 2014

American Basketball's Commissioner Adam Silver says he would prefer to let the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling sell his team "on a reasonable timetable" rather than try to forcibly terminate his ownership.

The comments from Silver, signaling a willingness to strike a deal to avoid a showdown in his efforts to oust Sterling, came a day after the league formally charged that racist comments by Sterling have so seriously damaged the league that he should be removed.