Robert Sarver, the major owner of the Phoenix Suns, said today that he is "starting the process of seeking
purchasers" for that franchise and the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, a week after the NBA suspended him for "obviously" violating its workplace guidelines.
Sarver's year-long punishment and $10 million fine followed an independent NBA investigation into charges that he used racist language and abused staff,
behaviour toward femalewhich were exacerbated by an ESPN exposé. He was also found to have engaged in "instances of inequitable employees," including "sex-related comments" and inappropriate comments about employees'
However, the league and Commissioner Adam Silver were instantly chastised fwantor what many saw as an overly mild penalty. .
"There is no room for misogyny, bigotry, and racism in any workplace," Lakers star LeBron James stated at the time. "It doesn't matter if you own the team or play for it."
1. don't want to be a distraction to these two teams or the wonderful people who work tirelessly to offer the joy and excitement of basketball to fans all across the world.
inappropriate comments about employees' appearances, according to the probe