October 3, 2022
Robert Sarver says he is selling Sun and Mercury after NBA suspends him for racist abuses, hostile behavior

Robert Sarwar says he has begun the process of selling Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that comes only eight days after his arrival. suspended by the nba Workplace misconduct, including racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees.

server declare Wednesday, adding that selling is “the best course of action.”

Sarwar wrote in a statement, “But in our current unforgivable environment, it has become abundantly clear that this is no longer possible – the things I have done, or still can do, exceed those things.” is what I have said in the past.” “For those reasons, I am beginning the process of finding buyers for Sun and Mercury.”

Sarwar bought the teams in July 2004. He is not the only owner, but the primary one.

“Words that I deeply regret are those of nearly two decades of overseeing construction organizations that bring people together,” he wrote on Wednesday.

Last week, the NBA suspended Sarwar for a year and fined him $10 million. after check found that he was involved in “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies” in the league.

The conclusion of the league’s investigation came nearly a year after the NBA asked a law firm to investigate allegations that Sarwar had a history of racist, misogynistic and hostile incidents during his nearly two-decade tenure overseeing the franchise.

The NBA said the report is based on interviews with 320 people, including current and former employees, who worked for both teams while Sarver was a partner, as well as more than 80,000 documents and content such as emails, text messages and videos. , the NBA said.

“I don’t want to be a distraction to the good guys working hard to bring the joy and excitement of basketball to these two teams and to fans around the world,” Sarwar said. “I want what’s best for these two organizations, the players, the employees, the fans, the community, my fellow owners, the NBA and the WNBA.”

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