Eric Miller, the
Miller, distancing himself from the audio attributed to Sterling, confirmed to The Times that quotes reported earlier on the website TMZ were his.
"I find the statements and representations made by the Clippers' team owner to be deplorable and disgusting," Miller told TMZ on Monday. "There is no room in sports or society in general for racism."
A voice purported to be Sterling's is heard on an audio recording released by TMZ on Friday night. The person on the recording is heard telling a female friend that he was upset she posted a picture on Instagram of herself next to Lakers legend and Hall of Fame player
Sterling’s comments have been a distraction for the Clippers in the middle of a first-round playoff series against the
Game 5 is Tuesday night at
"I pledge my full support for the wonderful players, coaches and staff members of the Clippers organization,” Miller told TMZ. “I have complete faith that Commissioner [
Silver is scheduled to reveal results of the
Miller is in his second season with the Clippers.
"If these comments should happen to cost me my employment with the team, it is but a small price to pay to speak out against ignorance and racism," Miller said.