Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser will leave the team immediately, the NBA announced Tuesday.
“This will provide an opportunity for a new CEO to begin on a clean slate and for the team to stabilize under difficult circumstances,” said Mike Bass, NBA, Executive Vice President, Communications.
After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced the league was banning Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life last week, USA Today reported that Roeser would take over day-to-day business operations.
ESPN reported last week that the NBA would lead the search for the Clippers’ new CEO, and that whoever was appointed to the position would outrank Roeser.
The Clippers declined to comment on Roeser’s departure.