The NBA will not allow Donald Sterling to parlay ownership of the Clippers to wife Shelly, according to a Sports Illustrated report.
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 SI.com.
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.