New report says Dallas Mavericks' Hostile Workplace was an 'Open Secret'

Feb 24, 2018, 05:01
New report says Dallas Mavericks' Hostile Workplace was an 'Open Secret'

The article itself revolves around the misconduct of former team president and CEO Terdema Ussery.

'Adam would hate to be hearing that.

The NBA has already taken measures to address the problem of teams losing games on goal late in the season to try to get a higher draft pick.

"Obviously there's a problem in the Mavericks organization and we've got to fix it", Cuban told the magazine.

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Cuban said his comments were an example of him being transparent with his players.

The story, initially reported by Sports Illustrated, alleges that more than a dozen former female employees of the team say they withstood a constant barrage of sexual harassment consisting of rude comments, public fondling, and other inappropriate behavior by male bosses and other employees. The Dallas Mavericks tweeted out hours before the Sports Illustrated report was published.

Cuban made it a point to state he did not know about the misconduct occurring within his organization.

Since the report came out, Cuban said he is going to make changes but also acknowledged that he made a decision to allow Snead to keep covering the team twice after separate domestic violence incidents, according to a report by ESPN. "I got excited talking to Dr. J and said something I shouldn't have".

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Buddy Pittman was brought in to head the Mavericks' HR after the initial investigation of Ussery in 1998.

The second of those employees was identified by SI as Earl K. Sneed, a former beat writer for the Mavs' website who allegedly committed multiple acts of domestic assault, including against another team employee.

SI contacted six female former Mavericks or American Airlines Center employees who claimed they left the sports sector because of a structure that left them feeling vulnerable and devalued while protecting powerful men who misbehaved. He has hired outside counsel to investigate the claims and the National Basketball Association has said it will monitor the investigation closely. She told SI that while shocked she was not surprised because she had been warned about Ussery.

The NBA created a new, confidential hotline for team and league employees to address concerns about improper conduct and harassment around the league, according to a report from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. There's all these things that can happen if you don't play your minutes hard. "Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter".

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Cuban was never accused of harassing any employees himself by anyone the SI reporters spoke with.