Maybe this should be a fan post, but there's no direct article to link to. According to a few Tweets from sports writers here and there, and Ralph himself who has had to do some backtracking, Sterling offered to match POR's last offer and Neil STILL left.
We don't know all the facts and probably never will, but if DTS offered to pay then all is not lost for the Clippers. Of course, a smart owner could avoid ALL this by simply locking Neil in on his own, but we won't go there.
If the checkbook is still open, Phil Jackson was interested in a Front Office role w/ the Magic just last week and Kevin Pritchard is available.
Post MDSR., DTS cheaped out with VDN and NO. Judging by what he does next will determine where we are.