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NBA to appoint CEO to supervise Clippers; announce plans for 'We Are One' shirts

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Los Angeles Clippers "We Are One" logo published on their website Tuesday, April 29, 2014.
Los Angeles Clippers

The NBA says it will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the Los Angeles Clippers' operations.

On Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life for racist comments made on an audio recording, fined him $2.5 million and urged league owners to force him to sell the team.

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Mike Bass, the NBA executive vice president of communications, released a statement Saturday, saying: "The best way to ensure the stability of the team during this difficult situation is to move quickly and install a CEO to oversee the Clippers organization. The process of identifying that individual is underway."

NBA to begin selling "We Are One" shirts 

The NBA will begin selling merchandise that reads "We Are One," the newly adopted slogan of the Clippers.

The league says all proceeds from the sales of the shirts, which will be available starting Sunday, will benefit anti-discrimination and tolerance organizations.

The Clippers put the slogan on their website Tuesday after Commissioner Adam Silver banned owner Donald Sterling for life for making racist comments, and it has been widely used to promote unity around the league.

The NBA says Saturday that the shirts will be available in all team styles and will be sold at the NBA store in New York, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and online at