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Silver: NBA still needs to prevent tanking

NBA commissioner Adam Silver likes making changes. But unlike MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, these changes are actually likely to help the sport. But his biggest gripe remains tanking. And while the draft lottery reform debuts in 2019, Silver knows that’s not enough.“We’ll see how much of an impact that has, but my sense is we’re still going to have some work to do.”As part of the...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cuban disregarded 2011 incident involving noose

Is the water getting any hotter around Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban? If the latest account from a former employee checks out, then it’s going to start.Recently, years of workplace harassment within the Mavericks organization would surface. That’s not all, however. Not only is Cuban said to have been aware, but he would also face sexual harassment allegations in 2011.But this...
Via The Sports Post
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks seem to embrace tank in loss to Lakers

Mark Cuban has already been fined for talking about his intentions to tank, but that does not seem to have stopped the Mavericks from embracing the process.Late in Dallas’ game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the Mavs went with, shall we say, an inexperienced lineup. Over the final five minutes, the players on the floor for Dallas included the likes of Maximilian...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Mavs employee believes Cuban knew about harassment culture

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he didn’t know about the harassment culture plaguing his team. But, one former employee is calling BS on that.Melissa Weishaupt, one month after her anonymous comments would surface, is attaching her name to this ugly ordeal.When Terdema said that about staying anonymous, he made it seem like we’re being cowards with it, and we’re definitely...
Via The Sports Post
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Former bar employee says woman ‘jumped’ during photo with Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban was not charged with sexual assault after an accusation was made against him at a nightclub in 2011, and witness accounts were one of the reasons the case was never pursued. Police did not speak with Christopher White, however, who was working at the nightclub.White used to work at the Barrel Room, which is the Portland nightclub where a woman says Cuban slid his hand...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2018  |  Discuss

Cuban passed lie detector test in 2011 sexual assault allegation

Mark Cuban was accused of sexual assault by a woman at a nightclub in 2011, and the allegation has now come to light in the wake of Sports Illustrated’s bombshell report about the Dallas Mavericks harboring a hostile work environment.Nigel Jaquiss of of the Portland, Ore., publication Williamette Week obtained a 50-page police report from an incident in May 2011 in which a woman...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 07, 2018  |  Discuss

Legal expert: 'Real chance NBA could come down hard' on Mavs

A legal expert believes there’s a “real chance” the NBA will throw the book at the Dallas Mavericks over the organization’s workplace misconduct scandal.Allegations of troubling workplace misconduct with the Mavericks organization were brought to light in a Sports Illustrated exposé published this week. And Rogge Dunn, well-versed in workplace misconduct in the world of sports, suspects...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 23, 2018  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban doesn’t even have a desk at Mavericks headquarters?

Mark Cuban finds himself and the Dallas Mavericks organization embroiled in controversy due to a workplace misconduct scandal detailed in a troubling Sports Illustrated exposé published this week. Amid the fallout, it’s been forwarded that Cuban, who is known as one of the more hands-on owners in professional sports, does not even have a desk at Mavericks headquarters. Newy Scruggs...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 22, 2018  |  Discuss

Cuban takes blame for ‘horrible mistake’ not firing Sneed sooner

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took responsibility on Wednesday for not firing a former employee sooner after the writer was involved in two separate instances of domestic violence.Cuban, who fired former writer Earl K. Sneed on Tuesday following the release of a bombshell SI story, told Tim MacMahon of that he made a “horrible mistake in hindsight” and regrets...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 21, 2018  |  Discuss

Cuban 'embarrassed’ about alleged sexual harassment at Mavs facility

It didn’t take Mavericks owner Mark Cuban long to weigh in about the allegations of past workplace misconduct in the team’s facility.Sports Illustrated published a scathing report that alleges former Mavericks president and CEO Terdema Ussery, as well as other team officials, participated in inappropriate conduct toward women for a number of years, some of which was sexual in nature...
Via The Sports Daily
February 21, 2018  |  Discuss

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