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Ronald Tillery: Ed Davis says owner Robert Pera called him 2 days ago to inform him of UFA status. Davis understands decision; says confidence still high. Davis: "I respect Pera 100 percent. He called me and I didn't have to read about it on the internet." Twitter @CAGrizBeat
Ramona Shelburne: In case you were wondering, the Sterling trial is back on today. Donald wants a delay to accommodate his Dr, who will be away 7/7-10 Twitter @ramonashelburne
Kidd's failed push for a promotion that would have put him above Nets general manager Billy King while also keeping him as coach has led to his likely exit, with the Milwaukee Bucks being granted permission to speak with him about a front-office position that was at the root of this unexpected development. One of the Bucks' new owners, Marc Lasry, previously held a stake in the Nets and is known to be close with Kidd, 41 and one season removed from his playing career. USA Today Sports
Donald Sterling says he's tracked down a doctor who thinks his mind is in perfect working order -- and he wants the doc to testify during the trial ... or else he'll suffer "grave" injury. Sterling just filed new court docs in his legal war with his estranged wife Shelly -- begging the judge to postpone the start of the Clippers trial so he can bring in a neurologist who will tell the judge Donald is NOT mentally incapacitated. In the docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, Donald says Dr. Jeffrey Cummings -- Director of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health -- will vouch for him ... but will be out of town and unable to testify in court until after July 20th. TMZ.com
Ramona Shelburne: Meanwhile, I'm back at the courthouse waiting on Donald's latest. He asked for a delay on July 7 hearing... NBA Board of Governors meeting is July 15, so resolution before that was the hope. Not huge if it's not tho. Can vote on Ballmer by phone Twitter @ramonashelburne
Ramona Shelburne: Samini said the lawyers also discussed in court today whether Steve Ballmer has a right to be present during Sterling's probate trial. Donald Sterlings lawyer Bobby Samini told ESPN he's hoping trial will be pushed to late July/early August to accommodate their expert Dr Twitter @ramonashelburne
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