Dick Parsons Rumors
Interest is also coming from music mogul David Geffen, who considered a bid for the LA Clippers last year before the NBA team was sold for a record $2 billion to former Microsoft chieftain Steve Ballmer. Even former Time Warner boss Dick Parsons, who was interim chief executive of the Clippers when the NBA forced then-owner Donald Sterling to sell the team, has eyed the Nets, sources said.
Interim Clippers CEO Dick Parsons testified earlier in the week in state court that Rivers told him on multiple occasions that he doesn’t think he wants to continue coaching the team if Sterling remains in control of the franchise. “We’re all going to talk about it,” Paul said. “We’re all definitely going to talk about it. Doc, Blake [Griffin], DJ [DeAndre Jordan]. It’s unacceptable.”
Arash Markazi: Parsons said Burger King has not renewed it’s sponsorship for the upcoming season. No free burgers next season I guess.
Adam Silver isn’t worried. The NBA commissioner said he has plenty of confidence that the Clippers — with coach Doc Rivers and interim CEO Dick Parsons at the controls of the franchise’s basketball orders of business — will manage to go about their offseason dealings without any problems, even though the Donald Sterling matter that has complicated things for the team in recent months remains unsettled and may stay that way for the foreseeable future. “It’s not a level of concern for us,” Silver told The Associated Press this week. “Doc Rivers is the head of basketball operations of the Clippers. We’ve installed Dick Parsons as the interim CEO. He’s on the same page as Doc. They’re working together. Dick Parsons has the absolute authority from the league office to operate the Clippers in the best interest of the organization.”
Jack Wang: Clippers interim CEO Dick Parsons says he has not yet spoken with either of the Sterlings. Will likely speak with Shelly, but not with Don.
Shelly Sterling issued the following statement in regards to new Clippers’ CEO Dick Parsons: “I conferred with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver this morning and endorsed the league’s choice of Richard Parsons as interim Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Clippers. Mr. Parsons has impressive management credentials in the important fields of the media, finance and professional sports. He is an ideal choice to run the franchise until the ownership issues are clarified.”