In an expected move, the 10
The committee meets occasionally throughout the year and had scheduled a conference call to specifically address Sterling's ownership. The 10 owners agreed to talk again next week, though it was not known when the 30 owners would take an official vote to try to oust Sterling.
Three-fourths of the owners -- 22 in this case -- would have to agree to terminate Sterling's ownership of the Clippers to begin the process of forcing the franchise's sale.
Sterling was banned for life from the NBA by Silver on Monday and fined $2.5 million. Silver does not have the power alone to force Sterling to sell the Clippers.
Sterling, however, could file a lawsuit if the owners agreed he should sell the franchise he has held for 33 years.