CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wants NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to take a "zero-tolerance" approach when it comes to Donald Sterling's purported comments about minorities.
Sterling, the 80-year-old owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, is alleged to have made racist comments heard in an audio file published over the weekend by TMZ and Deadspin. There has been no official confirmation that it is Sterling on the recording.
The NBA is planning a Tuesday news conference to discuss its investigation.
Gilbert released a statement Monday night calling the comments attributed to Sterling "offensive and feeble minded views." Gilbert says the team thinks Silver and the NBA should "respond with swift and appropriate action consistent with a strong zero tolerance approach to this type of reprehensible behavior."