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FILE - In this July 15, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer gestures while speaking at the National Governors Association's meeting in Providence, R.I. Doc Rivers is losing his dual roles with the Los Angeles Clippers. He will still coach the team while Lawrence Frank takes over Rivers’ responsibility for basketball operations.The team announced the changes Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, saying the moves are “aimed at bringing the team to a new level of excellence by creating separate roles.” Rivers and Frank will be equals in the Clippers’ power structure, with each reporting directly to Ballmer. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)

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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, second from left, shoots as Washington Wizards center Ian Mahinmi, left, guard Bradley Beal, second from right, and forward Otto Porter Jr. defend during an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. A person with knowledge of the situation says Griffin has agreed to a five-year deal worth approximately $175 million to remain with the Clippers. Griffin and the Clippers agreed Friday night, June 30, 2017, on a new deal, one that will be signed when the league’s moratorium on offseason moves ends on July 6. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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The City of Inglewood holds a special session city council meeting, Thursday June 15, 2017 in Inglewood, Calif. The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams.(Robert Casillas/Los Angeles Daily News via AP)

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Donald T. Sterling was the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers from 1981 to 2014. In April 2014, Sterling was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million by the league after private recordings of him making racist comments were made public. In May, Sterling's wife Shelly reached an agreement for the Sterling Family Trust to sell the Clippers for $2 billion to Steve Ballmer, which Sterling contested in court. The NBA Board of Governors approved the sale of the Clippers to Ballmer on August 12, 2014. Sterling settled his lawsuit against the NBA in November 2016

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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors, right, grabs a rebound away from Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Los Angeles. Favors became the forgotten man in Utah as Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert posted career years. The former No. 3 overall pick had his worst season in years as he was sapped of his athleticism by a knee injury that limited him to just 50 regular season games. Gobert went down with a knee injury 11 seconds into Game 1 against the Clippers and the Jazz now need Favors more than ever against the duo of Jordan and Blake Griffin. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, foreground, shoots as Utah Jazz forward Derrick Favors defends during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, in Los Angeles. Favors became the forgotten man in Utah as Gordon Hayward and Rudy Gobert posted career years. The former No. 3 overall pick had his worst season in years as he was sapped of his athleticism by a knee injury that limited him to just 50 regular season games. Gobert went down with a knee injury 11 seconds into Game 1 against the Clippers and the Jazz now need Favors more than ever against the duo of DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce, left, salutes fans after coming out of the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Just before coming out, Pierce passed John Havlicek on all-time scoring list. The Clippers won 125-96. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers, right, pats forward Paul Pierce on the back as he comes out of the game during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. Just before coming out, Pierce passed John Havlicek on all-time scoring list. The Clippers won 125-96. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) and Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) struggle for control of the ball as Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) jumps for a rebound ahead of Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers talks with guard Chris Paul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) works the ball between Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50), center Marc Gasol (33), and guard Troy Daniels (30) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, second from right, grabs a rebound between Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph, from left, guard Tony Allen (9), and forward JaMychal Green (0) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers calls to players during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) and Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green (0) jump for the ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 9, 2017, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant, right, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, right, drives against Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin, right, looks to pass the ball as Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers, right, speaks with a referee during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

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Los Angeles Clippers' Austin Rivers, left, lays up a shot past Golden State Warriors' JaVale McGee (1) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)