LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterlings team of lawyers has hired four private investigation firms to dig up dirt on the NBAs former and current commissioners and its 29 other owners, said a person familiar with Sterlings legal strategy. Ramon Humber Jersey . Investigators were given a six-figure budget over the next 30 days to examine the leagues finances, allegations of previous discriminatory conduct and compensation to past Commissioner David Stern and current Commissioner Adam Silver, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity. The person wasnt authorized to talk publicly. The person said the investigators also are looking into whether other owners made any off-colour jokes, or racist or sexist remarks. "The gloves are off, as they say," the person said. "Have them dig up all the dirt they can find." The 80-year-old Sterling is suing the NBA for $1 billion in federal court after the league tried to oust him as Clippers owner for making racist remarks to a girlfriend that were recorded and publicized. Silver fined him $2.5 million and banned him for life. The suit alleges the league violated Sterlings constitutional rights by relying on information from an "illegal" recording. It also said the league committed a breach of contract by fining Sterling and that it violated antitrust laws by trying to force a sale. Sterlings attorneys also will be facing off with his wifes attorneys in probate court during a four-day hearing scheduled for July. The probate court hearing centres on whether Shelly Sterling had the right to unilaterally negotiate a $2 billion deal to sell the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterlings attorney, Pierce ODonnell, said she made the deal as the sole administrator of The Sterling Family Trust, which owns the team, after two doctors determined her estranged husband was mentally "incapacitated." Donald Sterling is fighting that conclusion and her authority to sell. The person who spoke to the AP said Donald Sterling reluctantly agreed to hire private investigators after this weeks legal proceedings in probate court. The NBA submitted a legal filing Wednesday urging a judge to confirm Shelly Sterlings authority to sell the team. "He realized these guys will literally go to any low to get this sold," the person said. "Even if it gets (him) nothing other than exposing all these guys and shaking up the league and seeing a change in the leadership of the league, itll be worth it to him." 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It makes sense as part of a tribute to their former captain on the day hes chosen to retire from the National Hockey League. In a city where hes beloved, he will retire as a Senator. The details of the contract signing and retirement party are still being finalized by the Senators, who will be recognizing the most impactful player in team history. The late John Ferguson Sr. is credited for spotting Alfredsson in a club game, playing for Frolunda in Sweden in the fall of 1993. Then-general manager Randy Sexton recalled Fergusons excitement over a player he described as a perfect combination of skill, hockey sense, grit and character. Sexton even made the voyage to Sweden later that season to watch Alfredsson, to see for himself if this talented late-bloomer fit the model of the player they were hoping to build their team with. And after watching him play just a couple of times, he knew Alfredsson was what Ottawa was looking for. Only Sexton didnt know where Alfredsson should be selected on their list of potential draft picks. In April 1994, mere weeks before the NHL Entry Draft at the Hartford Civic Center, Sexton received another call from Ferguson. Sexton says Fergie couldnt contain his excitement. Great news, Ferguson said. Alfredsson has mono, no one else is going to see him at the Worlds. Perhaps, a kiss of fate. The Senators sat quietly, but anxiously at their draft table as the rounds ticked away, with their NHL rivals seemingly unaware of Alfredssons ability. Ottawa selected centre Radek Bonk third overall, defenceman Stanislav Neckar in Round 2, and goaltender Bryan Masotta in the fourth round before their gamble finally paid off. The Senators called Alfredssons name in the sixth round, 133rd overall, and the legend was born. Alfredsson was an instant success, winning the Calder Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year in 1995-96. He went to enjoy a glorious career in Ottawa setting franchise records in goals (426), assists (682) and points (1,108). His relentless work ethic became the identity of the Ottawa Senators. Former Toronto Maple Leaf Darcy Tucker fondly remembers the fierce rivalry he shared with Alfredsson in The Battle of Ontario. Through much of his career, Tucker worre his heart on his sleeve and played - at times - with reckless abandon. Zay Jones Jersey. But as feisty as he could be in their head-to-head match ups, Tucker says Alfredsson shouldnt be remembered as being squeaky clean. He was a lot more greasy than people think, Tucker told The Dreger Report. He didnt mind sticking you and then would laugh about it, but thats playoff hockey. It was good old-fashioned fun. Following last weeks Dreger Report acknowledging Alfredsson had decided he wasnt going to play this season and retirement seemed imminent, Tucker added a dose of humour, via twitter, that requires a follow-up. - Guess I should book my trip to Ottawa Dec.4th Im sure Alfie would want me there on the big day #waitingbythephone This tweet ignited feedback from friends, fans and media who assumed Tucker was playfully taking a swipe at Alfredsson, who in Game 5 of the second round of the 2002 Stanley Cup playoffs, injured Tucker with a hit from behind before scoring the game-winning goal. The Leafs went on to win the series in seven games and while Tucker says he has great respect for Alfredsson, his tweet wasnt specific to that hit. It was simply a tongue-in-cheek joke about rivalry. I dont care about that hit at all, he said. Live and die by the sword. Tucker did, however, care about that hit at the start of the 2002-2003 season and admits he went out of his way to take Alfredsson out the first time the two faced each other. To the point, Tucker said, then-Leaf coach Pat Quinn called him into his office after the game to settle him down. Pat said, You dont have to get him on your first shift. I waited 12 years to get Tom Lysiak, so you better take a deep breath. Every game during that era of The Battle of Ontario meant something and as far as the Leafs were was concerned. To beat the Senators, you had to cut the head off of the snake. And Alfredsson was viewed as the snake. On Thursday in Ottawa, the bad taste left in the mouths of those still bitter (over the contract squabble that ended with Alfredssons decision to bolt for Detroit) will be washed away by his homecoming and a future in the Senators front office that will likely take shape in time for next season. 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