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NBA: Former Microsoft chief 'in talks over Clippers'

Published on May 26, 2014 8:45 AM
 
Mr Steve Ballmer, chief executive of Microsoft. The wife of disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling reportedly met Mr Ballmer on Sunday about selling the club. -- FILE PHOTO: ST

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The wife of disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling reportedly met billionaire former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer on Sunday about selling the club.

Gossip website TMZ first reported the meeting between Shelly Sterling and Ballmer, who fought in vain to keep the NBA’s SuperSonics in Seattle.

Sports network ESPN confirmed the meeting, which immediately sparked speculation that Ballmer might want to move the club to Seattle, which has been without an NBA club since the SuperSonics moved to Oklahoma City and became the Thunder in 2008.

US media reported on Friday that Donald Sterling had surrendered control of the Clippers to his estranged wife, who is in talks with the league to sell the club, whose value has been estimated at about US$600 million (S$752 million).

 
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