Adam Silver wasn’t playing any games the day he announced he was banning Donald Sterling for life for his racist comments. He followed that up today by announcing a date for the other NBA owners to vote on Donald Sterling being able to remain and owner or not. The vote will take place June 3rd, and Sterling has until May 27th to respond to the call to vote. Silver is keeping his word about wanting to move this process along quickly and it is the best thing for everyone involved. Hit the jump.


Here is part of the statement from the NBA:

The NBA initiated a charge Monday seeking to terminate the ownership of Donald Sterling in the Los Angeles Clippers. If the NBA Board of Governors sustains the charge by a 3/4 vote, all ownership interests in the Clippers will be terminated and the team will be sold to new owners.

The NBA Constitution provides Mr. Sterling with the opportunity to respond to the charge by May 27, as well as the right to appear and make a presentation at a special meeting of the Board of Governors. This hearing, which is planned for June 3, will be presided over by NBA Board of Governors Chairman Glen Taylor, the controlling Governor of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Sterling has “engaged in conduct that has damaged and continues to damage the NBA and its teams.

Sterling has already made it known he has no intentions of going quietly and will fight every step of the process to try and remove him from ownership of the Clippers.