Report: Steve Ballmer won't move Los Angeles Clippers to Seattle

Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers brings the ball up the court during a game against the Miami Heat at AmericanAirlines Arena on November 7, 2013
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Los Angeles Clippers bidder Steve Ballmer will reportedly not try to move the team to Seattle.

Prospective Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer will reportedly not try to move the team to Seattle.

The former Microsoft chief executive has had a $2bn bid for the team approved by the NBA, although the league's board of governors are yet to finalise the purchase.

ESPN reports that the wording of the agreement states that the businessman will not try to move the team to Seattle, where there has been no NBA franchise since 2008.

Ballmer was part of a group of investors that tried to purchase the Sacramento Kings in 2013 with a view to relocating the team, but their bid fell through.

Shelly Sterling, the wife of Donald Sterling owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, watches the Clippers against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on April 27, 2014
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