MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO/AP) — Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said he fully supports the decision by the NBA to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life, in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.
Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday he will try to force the controversial owner to sell his franchise. Sterling has also been fined $2.5 million, and Silver made no effort to hide his outrage over the comments.
“I fully expect to get the support I need from the other NBA owners I need to remove him,” Silver said.
In a statement, Taylor was quick to applaud Silver’s actions.
“The Timberwolves stand firmly in full support of the swift and impactful action taken today by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. His leadership and direction in this matter is completely appropriate and appreciated by the Timberwolves organization. We stand unified with Commissioner Silver today and reaffirm our organization’s zero tolerance approach to the type of reprehensible behavior which caused this action,” Taylor stated in a press release.