LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Clippers are officially under new ownership.
After months of legal wrangling, a deal for former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to purchase the Clippers closed Tuesday following the entry of an order by a California court confirming the authority of Shelly Sterling, on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, to sell the team, league officials announced.
The NBA Board of Governors previously approved the sale. “Ballmer is now the Clippers Governor,” according to a league statement.
Attorneys for Donald Sterling had filed a petition with a state appeals court on Friday asking for an emergency order blocking the sale.