LAS VEGAS — Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees.
So when Silver was asked Tuesday if he could say Sterling would not own the Los Angeles Clippers by the time next season comes around, he replied he could not.
"It's very difficult to say anything with certainty in a situation like this," Sterling told reporters after the Board of Governors' meeting. "I can say with certainty we are doing everything in our power to move Donald out as an owner in the NBA."
Sterling, who was banned by the NBA for life for making racist remarks, is challenging his wife Shelly's planned sale of the Clippers for $2 billion to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in court. A judge recently delayed the next hearing until July 21 and closing arguments are scheduled for July 28.