Phoenix Suns Owner Suspended and Fined After Investigation

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Phoenix Suns Owner Suspended and Fined After Investigation

Phoenix Suns Owner , Suspended and Fined , After Investigation .

Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, has been suspended for one year by the NBA after an investigation uncovered racist and sexist workplace conduct.

Robert Sarver, the owner of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury, has been suspended for one year by the NBA after an investigation uncovered racist and sexist workplace conduct.

NBC reports that officials said that Sarver will also be fined $10 million.

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According to a league statement, Sarver will be barred from all NBA and WNBA buildings, "including any office, arena, or practice facility.".

The NBA said that he also will not be allowed to participate in any NBA or WNBA event or represent the team in any capacity.

Sarver will also be barred from having any involvement in any team business or basketball operations or play any role in any league governance.

NBC reports that the investigation was sparked after a November 4th ESPN story revealed long-standing allegations against Sarver.

Those allegations included racism and misogyny within the Phoenix basketball operation.

New York-based law firm, Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz were commissioned by the NBA to lead the probe, which included interviews of over 320 people.

New York-based law firm, Watchell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz were commissioned by the NBA to lead the probe, which included interviews of over 320 people.

The statements and conduct described in the findings of the independent investigation are troubling and disappointing, Adam Silver, NBA Commissioner, via NBC.

NBC reports that Sarver's suspension comes after the Suns recorded a franchise record of 64 victories in 2021-22.

NBC reports that Sarver's suspension comes after the Suns recorded a franchise record of 64 victories in 2021-22


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