(NEWSER) – Steve Ballmer has decided his new role as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers hasn't left him enough free time for other responsibilities—like serving on Microsoft's board. Ballmer, Microsoft CEO for 14 years until he stepped down in February, says he is "very busy" and is stepping down with immediate effect because it would be "impractical to continue," reports the BBC. "I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching, and study taking a lot of my time," Ballmer, who took over as Clippers owner last week, wrote in a letter to new CEO Satya Nadella.

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