Cuban to Mavericks: Losing is the Best Option

  • Cuban to Mavericks: Losing is the Best Option

Cuban to Mavericks: Losing is the Best Option

A hard season for the Dallas Mavericks just got a lot tougher.

In a report by Sports Illustrated, several former women employees addressed the crooked misogynist behavior that occurred in the Mavericks workplace. The key figures in the shocking report were former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery, who left the organization in the summer of 2015, and Mavs.com beat writer Earl K. Sneed who was still with the organization up until February 20, 2018.

It is unclear when the SI story will be published. With Mark Cuban basically admitting to his team tanking, there's no denying how terrible it's been.

The Mavericks say they have notified the league office and have hired outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation. A Mavs employee in charge of investigating human resources issues such as these has been suspended pending the conclusion or the Mavs' investigation, according to the statement.

"The investigation will focus on the specific allegations related to this former employee, and will look more broadly at our company's workplace practices and policies", the Mavs said.

The Mavericks also announced they recently learned of an employee who misled the organization regarding a prior domestic violence incident.

The NBA said in a statement: "This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees". "This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the National Basketball Association and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees". Multiple sources told SI that the resignation came after an allegation of sexual harassment. Pittman remained with the Mavericks until this week when he was sacked by Cuban, according to SI.

No doubt, the news comes as a shock for team owner Mark Cuban, who was not among those accused of any sexual (or otherwise innapropriate) misconduct. "It's not a situation we condone", Cuban told SI. And I explained what our plans were going to be this summer, that we're not going to tank again, this was, like, a year-and-a-half tanking and that was too brutal for me. Mark Cuban has even come out to address the incidents, and he has promised that the Mavericks will perform a complete and thorough overhaul in terms of women sensitivity training and regulations. I'm probably not supposed to say this, but I just had dinner with a bunch of our guys the other night and here we are, we weren't competing for the playoffs, I was like 'look, losing is our best option, ' Cuban said.