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Clippers make many improvements in year since Donald Sterling's ouster
Clippers make many improvements in year since Donald Sterling's ouster

The ownership transition from Donald Sterling to Steve Ballmer has come with some noticeable improvements for the Clippers. "We've had no controversy," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said Friday, laughing. "It's been a controversy-free year for the most part except for our play." That the focus could remain on the court is a big plus for a franchise that was rocked one year ago Saturday when audio tapes of Sterling making incendiary racial comments became public. The NBA banned Sterling for life a few days later and forced him to sell the team he had owned for more than three decades. Enter Ballmer, the Microsoft executive who vowed to be hardcore in every...

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