An NBA Board of Governors panel of 10 basketball team owners or their proxies unanimously agreed Thursday to move forward "as expeditiously as possible" with the league's attempt to oust Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, the NBA said, according to Reuters.              

The decision was reached during a conference call of the board's advisory finance committee, Reuters reported. It arrives two days after Adam Silver, the National Basktetball Association's commissioner, banned Sterling from pro basketball for racist comments and called on 29 NBA team owners to force a sale of the Clippers, Reuters reported.