Sterling holds key to many teams' plans

With several big names available in the free-agent market, it figures to be an interesting summer for the NBA.

Updated: July 1, 2003, 4:13 PM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
Donald Sterling is driving the bus.

The NBA Draft may have been about LeBron James. The NBA Finals may have been about Tim Duncan and Jason Kidd.

But at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Sterling became the biggest player in the NBA free agent market.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer