O'Donnell said Mrs. Sterling "abhors" the comments and that Silver had "exonerated" Mrs. Sterling in his statement last week by saying there was no decision made about other members of the family.
O'Donnell said he spoke with NBA officials Thursday morning but declined to elaborate. He said Mrs. Sterling has been working cooperatively with Silver and his staff and supported his announcement seeking a new chief executive officer and the NBA's decision to place longtime team President Andy Roeser on leave.
O'Donnell said Mrs. Sterling is an ardent Clippers fan and plans to attend Friday's playoff game against Oklahoma City.
"We abhor guilt by association in America," O'Donnell said. "The sins of the husband cannot be imputed to the wife or children."
—By The Associated Press