Donald Sterling spoke with Jim Gray shortly before Adam Silver announced his lifetime ban.

"I just spoke with Donald Sterling just moments ago," said Gray.

"The team is not for sale and he will not be selling the team."

Sterling was unaware of Silver's decision just moments before the announcement.

Sources tell Zach Lowe of Grantland that the NBA will control the sale of the Clippers in the event they get the required 3/4 required vote to force it.