Los Angeles: NBA commissioner Adam Silver will only have been 88 days on the job on Tuesday when he announces the findings of a race probe into the Los Angeles Clippers owner that could define the sport.
Three days after recordings of racist remarks believed to have been made by Donald Sterling were made public, and only hours before the Clippers play host to Golden State in a crucial playoff game, Silver is expected to announce sanctions against the 80-year-old billionaire. (Also read: Sponsors ready to slam-dunk Los Angeles Clippers)
"Donald Sterling should be afforded due process just as any player in this league or executive in this league," Silver said Saturday. "It would be unwise of me and improper to express a view as to what the outcome of any investigation would take us too." (Related: Race remarks haunt Los Angeles Clippers ahead of playoff game)