National Basketball Association fines Mavericks owner Mark Cuban $820000 for tanking talk
24 February, 2018, 04:57 | Author: Essie Rivera
He spent 18 years with the team.
A number of the accusations are focused on the team's former president, Terdema Ussery, who is said to have been widely known as a serial sexual harasser.
"It's tough. It's very disappointing". I'm glad it's all coming out. "I didn't read the police report on that until just (Tuesday), and that was a huge mistake obviously". "I was shocked. that our franchise, my franchise, that stuff like that was going on".
On the "House Call with Dr. J" podcast on Monday, Cuban said he recently sat down with several of the team's players to explain why the best option for this year was not winning. Evan Krutoy, the founder of the New York-based law firm, served as a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office for more than 20 years, including a stint as the acting deputy bureau chief of the sex crimes unit. The NBA says that it will be closely monitoring the investigation.
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He later began dating a woman who also worked for the Mavericks. A male former department head said there was 'built-in protection for a lot of men'. "There is no room for such conduct in the Mavericks' workplace-or any workplace...."
When asked about the hefty punishment, Cuban told The Associated Press: "I earned it". There's all these things that can happen if you don't play your minutes hard. Sneed pleaded guilty in 2012 to misdemeanor charges of family violence assault and interference with emergency request.
Ussery was a previous commissioner of the Continental Basketball Association, served as the Mavericks' alternate governor with the NBA and was seen as a rising star in the league on the business side.
Some of the notable commentary there includes Nichols saying Ussery's comments of "I am not aware of any sexual harassment complaints about me" are "actually just a flat-out lie" (1:57) given the six-week internal investigation of him in 1998, and her commentary at 2:43 about what this means for the organization.
In a statement, Ussery denied any wrongdoing and claimed that he actually raised concerns of other employees who "had engaged in highly inappropriate" conduct. "You don't feel safe going to work, and it's not long before you look for another job", says one of those women, now employed in a different sector.
Cuban was never accused of harassing any employees himself by anyone the SI reporters spoke with.
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