ROESER TAKING INDEFINITE LEAVE OF ABSENCE

The NBA announced Tuesday that Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser will be taking an indefinite leave of absence, effective immediately.

The announcement comes on the heels of the NBA announcing recently that they will appoint a chief executive officer to supervise the team’s operations.

Mike Bass, Executive Vice President, Communications, said, "This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances.”

The Clippers, who are preparing for Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Oklahoma City Thunder, were informed of the news Tuesday during a team meeting.

Clippers head coach and senior vice president of basketball operations Doc Rivers said he remains focused on the Playoffs while the league handles some of the front office matters for the team.

“I’ve talked to [NBA Commissioner] Adam [Silver] a couple of times,” Rivers said. “But now is not the time for me. But Adam and them have been very good. If I need to know something they’ve told me.

“I think we have good leadership. There are guys downtown that have been very good. With all the guys downtown, I think there is very good leadership in place.”