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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer responds to a shareholder question during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Bellevue, Washington. The meeting was the last for Steve Ballmer as CEO, of which there have only been two in Microsoft's history. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Former Microsoft CEO Reportedly Set To Buy L.A. Clippers For A Record $2 Billion

Shelly Sterling reached an agreement Thursday night to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion in what would be a record deal if approved by the NBA, according to an individual with knowledge of the negotiations.

05/29/2014

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8 Potential Clippers Owners That Some May See As Worse Than Don Sterling

The NBA is trying to force Clippers owner Don Sterling to sell the team after a racial rant to his gal pal V. Stiviano was leaked to the press. He’s digging in his heels. Sterling is despicable – but as far as owners go – the team could do worse. Here’s a list.

05/23/2014

Steve Kerr. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Warriors Introduce Steve Kerr As New Coach

The Golden State Warriors wanted Steve Kerr from the start but still wondered about his ability to coach. Kerr had his own questions for the Warriors before being convinced to take the job, notably what led to the bitter divorce between the team and Mark Jackson.

05/20/2014

Steve Kerr (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Kerr Gets Big Payday, But Will Need Help As First-Time Coach

The Golden State Warriors Wednesday signed Steve Kerr to his first head coaching job.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/15/2014

Broadcast personality Steve Kerr looks on during the NCAA Men's Final Four Championship between the Kentucky Wildcats and the Connecticut Huskies at AT&T Stadium on April 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

GameDay: New Warriors Coach Steve Kerr A Familiar Choice For Owner Joe Lacob

People like familiarity. That’s why Steve Kerr is the new coach of the Warriors. Owner Joe Lacob has known him for 20 years. General Manager Bob Myers did business with him when he was an agent, and Kerr was the GM for Phoenix. Kerr even knows Joe’s son, Kirk, who is the Warriors assistant general manager.

05/14/2014

Steve Kerr. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Steve Kerr Named New Coach Of Golden State Warriors

The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr on Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Warriors, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum.

05/14/2014

AY 19:  (2nd L) Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers watches the San Antonio Spurs play against the Memphis Grizzlies during Game One of the Western Conference Finals of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on May 19, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Sports, Race And Fallout From Donald Sterling’s Banishment From The NBA

This week, KCBS In Depth co-hosts Jan McMillan and Ed Cavagnaro talk with sociologist Dr. Harry Edwards, a professor emeritus at UC Berkeley specializing in the sociology of sport, family, race and ethnic relations, about the implications of the NBA handling of L.A. Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling.

05/12/2014

Bob Myers, Joe Lacob, and Mark Jackson chat on the sideline during a game against the Maccabi Haifa on October 11, 2012 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Warriors Owner Shows You Better Get Along With The Boss

After firing Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson, owner Joe Lacob told reporters that Jackson will need to do a better job of ‘managing up and sideways’ in his next job. Jackson was let go despite two consecutive winning seasons and playoff appearances.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/07/2014

Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates with team majority owner Joe Lacob while playing against the Denver Nuggets in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NBA Playoffs on April 28, 2013 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. (Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: Venture Capitalist Mindset In Warriors’ Corner Office

Rather than pick apart the decision, I’d like to focus on the environment in which it was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob spent more than 30 years in the venture capital game. He’s a partner emeritus at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a firm that is among the best-known in the VC world.

05/07/2014

Mark Jackson, left, and Stephen Curry.  (Garrett Ellwood/Getty Images)

GameDay: Was Firing Jackson The Right Move?

Whoever said winning cures all ills is wrong. Mark Jackson is living proof after getting the boot from the Warriors, despite 51 wins and a second straight playoff appearance.

05/06/2014

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