Eric Miller, Donald Sterling’s son-in-law and the person basketball insiders have for years been saying is in line to take over the team, blasted his father-in-law for racism and ignorance, saying he did not care if the comments got him fired.
Miller, who currently serves as the Director of Basketball Administration for the Clippers, told TMZ on Monday that he found “the statements and representations made by the Clippers’ team owner to be deplorable and disgusting. There is no room in sports or society in general, for racism.”
“I pledge my full support for the wonderful players, coaches and staff members of the Clippers organization. I have complete faith that Commissioner Silver will deal with this matter swiftly and severely,” he said. “If these comments should happen to cost me my employment with the team, it is but a small price to pay to speak out against ignorance and racism.”
The NBA will announce on Tuesday what the league will do regarding Sterling’s racist comments that were recorded by the woman who was supposedly his girlfriend.