Formerly a chairman with
"I believe the hiring of Dick Parsons will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization," Silver said in a statement. "Dick's credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves and I am extremely grateful he accepted this responsibility."
Parsons previously served on President
"Like most Americans, I have been deeply troubled by the pain the Clippers' team, fans and partners have endured," Parsons said in a statement. "A lifelong fan of the NBA, I am firmly committed to the values and principles it is defending, and I completely support Adam's leadership in navigating the challenges facing the team and the league.
"The Clippers are a resilient organization with a brilliant coach and equally talented and dedicated athletes and staff who have demonstrated great strength of character during a time of adversity. I am honored to be asked to work with them, build on their values and accomplishments, and help them open a new, inspiring era for their team."
Sterling was ousted by Silver after leaked audio recordings captured the team's longtime owner making racially charged statements.
Clippers President Andy Roeser began an indefinite leave of absence earlier in the week.
Silver also has said he would talk to other NBA owners about forcing Sterling into selling the team. Sterling's wife, Shelly, owns 50% of the Clippers and has said she wants to maintain her
“I think it’s a secondary issue right now,” Redick said of the Parsons announcement. “Our main focus is figuring out a way to stop