Doc Rivers, the Clippers head coach, said on Monday that the last 48 hours have been difficult for his players after team owner Donald Sterling's purported racist remarks.
"I would like to reiterate how disappointed I am in the comments attributed to (Donald Sterling) and I can't even begin to tell you how upset I am and our players are," Rivers said in a phone conference with the media.
"That was what I got from all of them," he said. "They are now a part of this and they are upset at this.
"But they are all going to hang in there and so are we -- I can tell you that as a group and as a team. From our fans' standpoint, I want to say that they have been amazing, I can tell you that."
The LA Clippers, who are in the Western Conference Playoffs, are in trouble in terms of sponsors. Since the news broke, Kia Motors, Red Bull and Yokohama tires have dropped the team.
Tomorrow, the NBA is expected to talk about its investigation of Sterling and what he supposedly had to say.
Recordings of Sterling allegedly telling girlfriend V. Stiviano he didn't appreciate her publicly associating with blacks or bringing them to Clippers games surfaced amid a lawsuit in which Sterling's wife is demanding Stiviano turn over several fancy cars and a duplex the billionaire gave her.