silverDoug Sosnik, a crisis manager and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton and Sen. Chris Dodd, is counseling NBA Commissioner Adam Silver through the Donald Sterling scandal.

The National Journal's Ron Fournier, who co-authored a book with Sosnik, reported April 29 that the NBA is an ongoing client of the Democratic operative, who received an email from Silver on Saturday morning with a link to the TMZ.com story that sparked the crisis.

Fournier broke down Silver's press conference through the lens of Sosnik's crisis counsel. Read the piece at nationaljournal.com.

Silver is receiving plaudits for his decision to ban and fine Sterling, announced in an afternoon press conference April 29. 

Sosnik in 2012 advised the University of North Carolina through an academic-athletic scandal.