Banned Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has agreed to allow his wife Shelly to negotiate a forced sale of the team, according to ESPN.
The network reports that Shelly Sterling has been in negotiations with the NBA since the league banned her husband and that the couple's agreement to cooperate "could bring a startlingly quick end to what appeared to be a protracted legal battle."
Among potential buyers for the team include a group that includes Larry Ellison, the majority landowner on the island of Lanai, and part-time Maui resident Oprah Winfrey.
Earlier this year Forbes valued the Clippers at approximately $575 million dollars, though reports from ESPN basketball experts indicate that the team could sell for as high as $2 billion dollars.
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