Sixers' Harris addresses Sterling controversy
Owner Josh Harris said 'discrimination in any form in unacceptable.'
Update [4:15 p.m.]: Following NBA commissioner Adam Silver's decision to place a lifetime ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, 76ers owner Josh Harris released the following statement:
"The Philadelphia 76ers completely support NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. As I have previously stated, there is no place for any type of discrimination in our society, and those hurtful and ignorant comments are contrary to the core values and beliefs of our ownership group and organization."
From earlier: A FEW DAYS after Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's alleged racist comments became public, 76ers owner Josh Harris released this statement:
"Without question, discrimination in any form is unacceptable and has no place in the National Basketball Association or anywhere else in society. The comments were hurtful and outrageous, and in no way reflect the values and beliefs of myself, our ownership group or the Philadelphia 76ers organization.
"I am confident that commissioner [Adam] Silver will undertake a thorough and thoughtful investigation into the matter."
Many players, coaches and fellow owners have commented on Sterling over the past couple of days, and the NBA is expected to address the situation today.