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NBA’s Suns put up for sale by banned owner

Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver is seeking buyers for the team a week after being suspended for a year and fined $US10 million ($A15 million) by the National Basketball Association following a workplace misconduct investigation.

An independent investigation found Sarver, who bought the Suns and the women’s league’s Phoenix Mercury in 2004, engaged in inequitable conduct toward female employees, including “sex-related comments” and inappropriate remarks on the appearance of female employees.

Sarver, who co-operated fully with the investigation, was also found to have used a racial slur on at least five occasions “when recounting the statements of others”.

“Words that I deeply regret now overshadow nearly two decades of building organisations that brought people together – and strengthened the Phoenix area – through the unifying power of professional men’s and women’s basketball,” Sarver…


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