FILE- This is a Dec. 19, 2011 file photo showing Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling watching the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. The NBA has initiated a charge, Monday, May 19, 2014, against Sterling, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)
Sterling to Relinquish Control of LA Clippers
Los Angeles, CA (AP) Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake of the Los Angeles Clippers to his wife, and she is moving forward with selling the team.
A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press Friday that the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion. The individual wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the agreement.
Shelly Sterling is working to resolve the dispute amicably but wants to "have meaningful control" over the transaction.
Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million because of racist comments. The league has charged him with damaging the league and its teams.
Team owners are moving forward with a vote on whether to terminate his ownership. Sterling has until May 27 to respond.