The N.B.A. is suspending Robert Sarver, the proprietor of the Phoenix Suns, for one 12 months and fining him $10 million after an investigation decided that he had engaged in misconduct, together with utilizing racial slurs, yelling at workers and treating feminine workers unfairly.
“The statements and conduct described within the findings of the unbiased investigation are troubling and disappointing,” Adam Silver, the commissioner of the N.B.A., stated in a press release.
He added: “No matter place, energy or intent, all of us want to acknowledge the corrosive and hurtful influence of racially insensitive and demeaning language and habits. On behalf of your entire N.B.A. I apologize to all of these impacted by the misconduct outlined within the investigators’ report. We should do higher.”
Sarver additionally owns the W.N.B.A.’s Phoenix Mercury.
The N.B.A. started the investigation in response to a November 2021 article by ESPN about accusations of mistreatment in opposition to Sarver.
This can be a growing story and will likely be up to date.