Adam Silver Says Cuban, Mavericks, "Completely Cooperative" In Workplace Harassment Investigation

Josh Clark
April 17, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban looks on as interim CEO Cynthia Marshall

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - The latest update on the investigation into the Dallas Mavericks' workplace culture indicates that everything seems to be going well.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addressed the topic at the annual spring Board of Governors meeting last Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.

In his response to what he thinks about the job Mark Cuban has done since he brought in outside legal counsel to conduct a review of the culture at the team's business office, the commissioner appeared to be pleased with how things are going. 

"The investigation is still ongoing," Silver said. "It's been incredibly thorough. It includes interviewing every single employee of the Mavericks' organization, plus every former employee who is willing to make themselves available to the investigators.

"The latest I heard is they hoped to be done by early summer — June, early July time frame," Silver said. "From everything I've heard directly from the investigators, everyone has been completely cooperative. And by the way, it doesn't just include interviews. It includes documents, it includes emails.

And that's come directly from Mark Cuban. He's told the investigators that and he's told the league office that as well, that he is open book, and he's demanding himself a thorough investigation. So we're waiting for the outcome of that."

Back in late February, Sports Illustrated reported that the Mavericks allowed a culture of sexual harassment to take place inside the organization for several years. Cuban responded by hiring an outside counsel to review the alleged incidents, while also bringing in Cynthia (Cynt) Marshall to be the team's new CEO to help change the team's workplace culture.