How NBA Can Keep Both Sterlings Away from Clippers

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How NBA Can Keep Both Sterlings Away from Clippers
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Sometime after the 2013-14 NBA season ends, NBA owners will vote to end Donald Sterling's ownership of the Clippers. There is no timetable on the timing of this vote, although the league has indicated it wants to resolve this as quickly as possible. Expect there to be efforts to conduct a vote long before the 2014-15 season begins in November. The process of voting out Donald Sterling and also ending Shelly Sterling's stake in the team will require an intricate application of the NBA's constitution. I exchanged emails with Larry Coon, an expert in NBA governance and salary. Below is what we determined what will happen within the auspices of the NBA constitution. Here is how it will work:

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