Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

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by ELIZABETH WILEY / KING 5 News

KREM.com

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 19 at 5:50 PM

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his resignation from the company board.

In a letter posted on Microsoft's website, Ballmer cited a "multitude of commitments" that he's taken on since retiring as CEO as the reason for resigning.

Ballmer became the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers this summer, after controversy forced former owner Donald Sterling to relinquish control of the team.

"In the six months since leaving, I have become very busy. I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of time," wrote Ballmer.

Current CEO Satya Nadella responded, thanking Ballmer for his support and leadership and wishing him well on his new journey.

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