There’s a new sheriff in town….and he goes by the name of Dick Parsons. The NBA just named one of the pretty powerful black men in the business world as its new interim CEO for the Los Angeles Clippers. Find out the deets on the new man in charge inside…
After the NBA banned owner Donald Sterling for life over his racist comments and Clippers’ president Andy Roeser stepped down indefinitely, there’s a new man in charge.
Effective immediately, former Citigroup and Time Warner CEO Dick Parsons will become the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers. Dick will now oversee the day-to-day operations of the Clippers.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is excited about the Clippers’ new chief executive saying,
“I believe the hiring of Dick Parsons will bring extraordinary leadership and immediate stability to the Clippers organization,” Silver said. “Dick’s credentials as a proven chief executive speak for themselves and I am extremely grateful he accepted this responsibility.”
Dick also commented on his new position, committing to bestow the values and principles of the organization saying,
“Like most Americans, I have been deeply troubled by the pain the Clippers’ team, fans and partners have endured,” said Parsons. “A lifelong fan of the NBA, I am firmly committed to the values and principles it is defending, and I completely support Adam’s leadership in navigating the challenges facing the team and the league.”
“The Clippers are a resilient organization with a brilliant coach and equally talented and dedicated athletes and staff who have demonstrated great strength of character during a time of adversity. I am honored to be asked to work with them, build on their values and accomplishments, and help them open a new, inspiring era for their team.”
Dick currently sits on the board of directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates and is also a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners.
Based on his credentials, it seems he would be a good fit for the team. Congrats!