Parsons talked to the Los Angeles Times' Clippers reporter Brad Turner not long after the announcement and discussed his thoughts on his new job.
"I am going to be the interim CEO of the team. In terms of the management of the team, I'll be the owners' representative, in terms of the relationship of the team for the NBA and its ongoing function."
What he'll do:
“The team from a business perspective is leadership. Now [Coach]
How long does he plan to be around?
"Hopefully we'll get things in order. I know that the NBA and Commissioner Silver are committed to moving forward ideally with cooperation with Mr. Sterling to change ownership, a transition ownership. So my initial thought is I would be there through the period of transition. A, to get things in order, and B, to keep things in order."
His reaction to the news that Shelly Sterling wants to keep the team.
"That is really between the Sterlings and the NBA. My job is to really be a conservator of the assets, to manage the assets so it runs properly, we keep the momentum, we build the value while that question of ownership is being bought out in another arena, an arena in which I'm not standing."
"I plan to run it until we A, restore order and then B, maintain it and hopefully through a transition process."
When does he start?