Sarver Criticized for Statement About Sale of Mercury, Suns

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Sports Illustrated

By Dan Lyons The NBA and WNBA owner cited an “unforgiving climate” in his decision to sell the teams. Just over a week after the NBA handed down a $10 million fine and suspension of one year to Mercury and Suns owner Robert Sarver following a league investigation into workplace misconduct, he announced that he will sell the two franchises. As has been the case with many of the statements he has released throughout the probe into his conduct with the two franchises, the announcement that he will sell them is also catching some significant criticism. The investigation found that Sarver had used …

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