When the Clippers are in a tough situation, all Steve Ballmer can do is watch from the sideline and offer positive encouragement.
He has a limited basketball pedigree, including team statistician at Harvard and lifelong hoops fan. He is not one to micromanage. His permanent residence, despite owning the Clippers, is in Seattle.
Sometimes, Ballmer said on the Vertical Podcast with J.J. Redick on Monday, an NBA owner can feel helpless.
But when it comes to the pressure to win a championship, Ballmer feels it just like the Clippers’ players and coaches do.
“It’s just one of those things that there’s just not much I can...