MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor says he backs NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's decision to ban Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the game for life for making racist remarks.

The league also is imposing a $2.5 million fine against Sterling, who has been under fire after an audio recording captured him telling a woman not to bring black men to Clippers games.

As chairman of the NBA's Board of Governors, Taylor will head a committee that is already working to change the Clippers' ownership to another party, possibly by force.

Taylor acknowledges making Sterling sell the team for hundreds of millions of dollars in profit may not seem like punishment. But Taylor says Sterling will still feel the sting of being rejected by his peers.