This is why I believe the NBA will place a lifetime suspension on Sterling or voting him out of the NBA. Because, anything less could cause a player and coach mutiny that they don’t want to happened.
Rivers will never return as president and coach under Sterling, sources told Yahoo Sports, and that’ll start the beginning of a player mutiny that could result with several top Clippers also demanding out of the franchise.
Several league officials – including owners and Board of Governors members – told Yahoo Sports they believe Silver has been studying the nuclear option on Sterling: a provision in the NBA’s bylaws that would allow Silver to summon a vote of league owners to strip Sterling of his ownership. The NBA would run the Clippers until the team could be sold.
It is what has to be done and anything less will be unacceptable.