"I spoke with Commissioner
"As a co-owner, I am fully committed to taking the necessary steps to make the Clippers the best team in the NBA. That has been my aspiration ever since 1981."
The NBA released a statement earlier Saturday saying it had already begun the process of identifying a new CEO for the Clippers after co-owner Donald Sterling received a lifetime ban from the team Tuesday for his disparaging remarks about blacks.
"We talk about everything else. So let's just talk about that too," Rivers said, smiling. "The NBA has to do their job. They have a lot on their plate as well and I don't think it's something that they can wait on. They are going to do their job."
Rivers said he hadn't been consulted about who might be named the chief executive.
He said he had talked to Silver.
"I kind of know they are going to do the search right now," Rivers said, "and that's about it."