The Los Angeles Clippers officially have a new owner.
Steve Ballmer’s bid to purchase the team closed Tuesday after the entry of an order by a California court confirmed the authority of Shelly Sterling to sell the team on behalf of the Sterling Family Trust, the league announced.
Ballmer, the former Microsoft CEO, bid $2 billion for the Clippers in May.
The NBA Board of Governors interviewed Ballmer on July 15, then took a vote electronically last week to approve him, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.
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