Steve Ballmer leaves the Microsoft board and has started teaching

Just six months after Steve Ballmer left his job as CEO and president of Microsoft, he now also leaves his post on the Microsoft board.

According to Ballmer he has “become very busy” over the last six months as he has purchased LA Clipper basketball team, focused on civic contributions, started teaching and taken up studies. To continue serving at the Microsoft board would be “impractical” as he formulates it.

Ballmer is still a shareholder at Microsoft and says he will “promise to support and encourage boldness by management”.