Report: NBA won't allow Shelly Sterling to control Clippers

May 24, 2014, 1:15 pm
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The NBA will not allow Donald Sterling to parlay ownership of the Clippers to wife Shelly, according to a Sports Illustrated report. 

[RELATED: Sterling agrees to surrender ownership to his wife]

On Friday, Sterling agreed to surrender his stake of the Clippers to his wife. But the NBA must approve a change of designation from a non-controlling owner to a controlling owner, as detailed by

Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million because of racist comments. The league has charged him with damaging the league and its teams.

Team owners are moving forward with a vote on whether to terminate his ownership. Sterling has until May 27 to respond.