The chaos is finally over in Los Angeles. It is for the Clippers, at least. Donald Sterling is no longer the owner of the Clippers, as the NBA has announced that the team has finally officially been sold to it’s new owner, Steve Ballmer.

The Clippers had a dark cloud hanging over their heads since the NBA playoffs last year, when their former owner made racial remarks in a tape recording that was then leaked to the media and went viral. Sterling was quickly voted out of the league of owners after NBA commissioner Adam Silver looked at the situation from all angles, while no action by the league could have sparked an uproar by the media and players.

Luckily it never came to that, as Silver was seen as a decisive man in his first year at the job, as he dispatched the infamously crass Sterling and set in motion a new era for the Clippers.

Los Angeles head coach Doc Rivers was initially extremely upset about Sterling’s comments, and had voiced his desire to resign from his post with the team if Sterling had somehow remained the owner. The league didn’t let that happen, though, and now Rivers will reportedly look to stay in Los Angeles for years to come.

Rivers still has two years remaining on his current contract, at $7 million apiece, but he and the Clippers will be looking to lock down a long-term deal after a mostly successful first season at the helm.

The Clippers can now move forward into the 2014-15 NBA season with the legal and media issues now a thing of the past. With Rivers leading the way, Los Angeles once again has a very good roster on paper, led by superstars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. The team will be looking to take the next step and advance to the Western Conference Finals next season.

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