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Owner Steve Ballmer pens letter to Clippers fans

The Los Angeles Clippers and the NBA announced today that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has officially purchased the franchise for a record $2 Billion. I’ve been a diehard Los Angeles Clipper fan for 18 years… Steve, welcome to the family.

“Today marks the beginning of a new era in the life of our franchise” - Steve Ballmer 

Upon the announcement, Steve Ballmer penned a letter in full, introducing himself to the entire Clippers fan base, expressing his excitement for the future and what’s to come.

Here is the letter in full.

To the Clippers Family -

You may now have heard that this morning I officially became the owner of your Los Angeles Clippers. So as my first official communication, let me say thank you for continuing to support the Clipper organization. We are now looking forward to an exciting new season and I can’t wait to experience the opening tip off with you.

Today marks the beginning of a new era in the life of our franchise. It also is the culmination of a dream that I have harbored for many years. To Coach Rivers, to our fantastic players, and most importantly to you, the dedicated fans that make this all possible, I pledge this: I will be hard core in my commitment to give the team the support it needs to be its best on and off the court. And I will do whatever is necessary to provide you, your family and friends with the best game-night experience in the NBA.

The Clippers franchise is a true public trust, and my goal is that the Clippers will play an ever-increasing role in the life of our community. We will achieve this goal the same way we will succeed on the court: By waking up every day and figuring out how we can be better – how we can do more – how we can ensure that the Clippers organization is not only winning on the court but also making a real difference in the community.

That is the challenge I set not only for myself but the entire Clippers organization.

Please join me for our Fan Festival, on Monday, August 18th at the STAPLES Center at 12:30 p.m. to celebrate what promises to be a bright future!

Sincerely,

Steve A. Ballmer

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