Balmer has already said he has no intention of moving the team to Seattle. If he buys it, it stays in LA. Since he retired from Microsoft he really has no ties to Seattle.
It would actually be a smart move to relocate to Seattle though, and rename them the Supersonics. The Clippers have always been third fiddle to the Lakers. A lot of people don't even know who the Clippers are, but everyone knows who the Lakers are. The Seattle Supersonics had a great fan base, and only lost their team because of politics and stadium one-upsmanship.
who says the team is even up for sale. the NBA can't force the team to be sold.
Sterling's wife is selling it. I don't agree with sterling being forced to sell his team, but he is going to make a killing. His team was worth $500 mill and he is getting $2 bill. That is a nice haul. Just wondering what the capital gains tax bill will be for him,.