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NBA commissioner Silver responds to Sterling

NBA commissioner Silver responds to Sterling's

POSTED: May 12, 2014 10:48 PM ET
UPDATED: May 12, 2014 11:18 PM ET

Official release


— NBA Commissioner Adam Silver released the following statement after CNN's Anderson Cooper's interview with Donald Sterling that aired earlier this evening:

"I just read a transcript of Donald Sterling's interview with Anderson Cooper and while Magic Johnson doesn't need me to, I feel compelled on behalf of the NBA family to apologize to him that he continues to be dragged into this situation and be degraded by such a malicious and personal attack. The NBA Board of Governors is continuing with its process to remove Mr. Sterling as expeditiously as possible."