There’s a new man in charge of the L.A. Clippers … at least temporarily — he’s powerful, he’s established and he’s black.
Dick Parsons — the former head of both Time Warner and Citigroup — has assumed the reigns of interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers … in the wake of the lifetime suspension of Donald Sterling.
Commissioner Adam Silver made the announcement moments ago … saying, “I believe the hiring of Dick Parsons will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization.”
“Dick’s credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves and I am extremely grateful he accepted this responsibility.”
Parsons also issued a statement … saying, “Like most Americans, I have been deeply troubled by the pain the Clippers’ team, fans and partners have endured. A lifelong fan of the NBA, I am firmly committed to the values and principles it is defending, and I completely support Adam’s leadership in navigating the challenges facing the team and the league.”
“The Clippers are a resilient organization with a brilliant coach and equally talented and dedicated athletes and staff who have demonstrated great strength of character during a time of adversity. I am honored to be asked to work with them, build on their values and accomplishments, and help them open a new, inspiring era for their team.
Parsons did not go into detail on his policy regarding posting photos of black people on Instagram … but we’re sure it’s more liberal than Sterling’s.
Source : http://www.tmz.com