Less than a week since Adam Silver handed Donald Sterling a lifetime ban and the NBA’s owners began the process of ousting the Los Angeles Clippers owner, reports are beginning to circulate that Sterling won’t go quietly into the night.

In a report from TMZ Sports, Sterling is apparently exploring his options for representation before filing a lawsuit against the league:

Donald Sterling is on the hunt to hire a major L.A. law firm to sue the NBA for suspending him and attempting to strip him of ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Sterling’s people were in touch with several law firms last week, including the powerhouse firm Glaser Weil. Patty Glaser is one of the top litigators in the country and has repped scores of celebs, including Conan O’Brien and Keith Olbermann.

Since Silver announced Sterling’s ban, it has been widely believed that Sterling would stick to his reputation as an aggressive litigator and fight the league’s decision.