By Steve Dellar  |  02-21-2018   News
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The Dallas Mavericks released a statement today saying that they have hired outside counsel to the investigate the allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery.

They come after a damning Sports Illustrated report that describes the Mavericks as a very hostile workplace for women.

Mr. Ussery was accused of making sexually suggestive remarks to several women for a long period of time. Already in 1998, the team investigated internally over similar claims.

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Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told Sports Illustrated in response said that they are dealing with the matter.

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

"I'm embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed."

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The NBA said the Mavericks were conducting an internal investigation at this time: "This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the NBA and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees."

"Such behavior is completely unacceptable and we will closely monitor the independent investigation into this matter."

"Obviously there's a problem in the Mavericks organization and we've got to fix it," Cuban told the magazine. "I'm embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed."

Source:

https://twitter.com/BSO/status/966159456605229057

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