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Mark Cuban says 'losing is best option' for Mavs. Do Hawks feel the same?

Mark Cuban says 'losing is best option' for Mavs. Do Hawks feel the same?

Responding Tuesday to a Sports Illustrated story alleging a "corrosive" workplace culture within his National Basketball Association team, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was "embarrassed" and vowed to "fix" the "problem". "That's not who I am".

Needless to say, the Mavericks have a problem. "It's heartbreaking", he said. "It came down to my final decision that I made". "I was shocked by some of the stuff".

"The women never really knew when they were going to be sexually harassed", reporter and author Jessica Luther said. "It's very sad and disappointing".

Since the report came out, Cuban said he is going to make changes but also acknowledged that he chose to allow Snead to keep covering the team twice after separate domestic violence incidents, according to a report by ESPN. Then I'd go to the office, and it was this zoo, this complete [explicit]-show. "I was disgusted when I read the article, obviously, as everybody was", Nowitzki said late Wednesday after a team practice in Los Angeles. "Our thoughts and prayers are definitely with some of these victims".

The veracity of that statement remains to be seen, but it's been proven time and again recently that any ignorance, willful, or otherwise, of such workplace conditions by a principal such as Cuban does little to mitigate their responsibility for the damage done to innocent employees subjected to them. I also have a 13-year-old daughter, and I want her to know that it's both courageous and safe to speak out, and that's very important to me, and it should be important to everybody.

The Mavs have the second worst record in the NBA
The Mavs have the second worst record in the NBA

Cuban has hired a pair of investigators, Evan Krutoy, a New Yorker who is the former deputy bureau cheif of the sex crimes unit in the Manhattan DA's office. "Ussery was accused of putting his hand "about halfway up" a female employee's thigh when talking with her while they were both sitting in chairs, and another claimed he suggestively told her, "(S) eriously ... just one time".

"(Commissioner Adam Silver) would hate hearing that, but I at least sat down and I explained it to them", he added.

Team owner Mark Cuban told SI, "I'm embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed".

Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki has been the face of the franchise for almost two decades, and he is absolutely appalled at what allegedly has been transpiring behind the scenes. That was after Sneed pled guilty to misdemeanor assault in a 2012 case of domestic violence and was accused of a second instance of domestic violence by another Mavericks' employee in 2014.

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