Donald Sterling is officially out, and there has been a strong response to Steve Ballmer's acquisition of the Clippers on Tuesday.
Below are a collection of official statements from those involved:
“I am humbled and honored to be the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. Clipper fans are so amazing. They have remained fiercely loyal to our franchise through some extraordinary times. I will be hard core in giving the team, our great coach, staff and players the support they need to do their best work on the court. And we will do whatever necessary to provide our fans and their families with the best game-night experience in the NBA. I look forward to meeting our fans at our STAPLES Center Fan Festival on Monday, Aug. 18 at 12:30 pm PT.”
“This is an amazing new day in Clippers history. I couldn’t be more excited to work together with Steve as we continue to build a first-class, championship organization. I am already inspired by Steve’s passion for the game, his love of competition and desire to win the right way and I know our players and fans are going to be inspired as well.”
“I am very excited about Mr. Ballmer’s purchase of the Clippers. I’ve had a chance to meet him and his excitement for the game of basketball and our team is going to be great for the league, the city of Los Angeles and Clipper fans everywhere.
“Today is a great day for the Clipper organization and fans everywhere. I look forward to having Mr. Ballmer as an owner and continuing our pursuit of a championship.”
“Today was a very important step not only for our team but the NBA. I know Mr. Ballmer has the passion for succeeding and I am excited about him being the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.”
“I cannot wait to play this season knowing Mr. Ballmer is our owner. Today was a great day for the Clippers.”
“Today was a huge step forward for the NBA and sports. I am very excited about playing for Mr. Ballmer.”
“I cannot wait for Clipper fans and the Los Angeles community to see what great things Mr. Ballmer brings to the city and team.”
“This is an awesome day to be moving forward with a great organization and a great owner. I am so excited.”
“Living in the Seattle area, I am very familiar with Mr. Ballmer. He will bring so many great things to the Clippers and the NBA. I am excited to get started.”
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