Daily News - May 12, 2014

Within about a week, David Griffin should be named the Cavaliers' new general manager, sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday.

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Sources: Cavs close in on Griffin as GM
Author: Sam Amico
Publication: FOX Sports Ohio

Within about a week, David Griffin should be named the Cavaliers' new general manager, sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Sunday.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday that Griffin is close to being named the team's GM.

Also, sources have repeatedly told FOX Sports Ohio that Cavs owner Dan Gilbert has been impressed with Griffin since Griffin took over for the fired Chris Grant on Feb. 6. CLICK HERE to read full story.


Sterling apologizes, says he is 'not a racist'
Author: Associated Press
Publication: NBA.com

WLOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling apologized Sunday for racist comments captured on tape, saying they were a "terrible mistake."

"I'm not a racist," Sterling told CNN's Anderson Cooper in excerpts posted from an interview taped Sunday and set to air Monday. "I made a terrible mistake. I'm here to apologize."
CLICK HERE to read full story.


NBA: Wife can't keep team if Sterling ousted
Author: Associated Press
Publication: NBA.com

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA said if Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers is terminated, so is Shelly Sterling's.

Hours after Shelly Sterling said she would fight to keep her ownership of the franchise even if her estranged husband can't, the league said that wouldn't be possible.

"Under the NBA constitution, if a controlling owner's interest is terminated by a three-quarter vote, all other team owners' interests are automatically terminated as well," NBA spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement. CLICK HERE to read full story.


Donald Sterling tells Anderson Cooper: I was 'baited' into 'a terrible mistake'
Author: Ismael Estrada and Catherine E. Shoichet
Publication: CNN

(CNN) -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling says he's sorry but feels he was "baited" to make racist comments, nearly two weeks after the NBA fined him and banned him for life for his remarks in a recorded conversation.

"When I listen to that tape, I don't even know how I can say words like that. ... I don't know why the girl had me say those things," he told CNN's Anderson Cooper in an exclusive interview set to air on Monday. CLICK HERE to read full story.

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