McConnell made the comments on Tuesday, just after news broke that Sterling had been banned from the organization and would be fined $2.5 million (the maximum allowed under the NBA's constitution) in response to racist remarks published by the website TMZ.
McConnell called Sterling's comments "outrageous, unacceptable comments." On the punishments handed down by the NBA, McConnell said "sounds pretty good to me."
Sahil Kapur contributed reporting.
This post was updated.