Phoenix Sons vice chairman asks owner to resign

Phoenix Suns vice chairman Jaham Najafi calls for Sun owner’s resignation Robert Sarver After allegations of racism and malice at the workplace surfaced this week.

Najafi released a long Statement On Thursday, thanked the target of Sarwar’s abuse for speaking out about him. Conduct as lord of Sun in last 18 years. Vice President said that should be “Zero tolerance for discriminatory actions of any level, in any setting, let alone a professional.”

“There is no question that the findings have determined that Mr. Sarwar’s lewd, anti-feminist and racist conduct has had a significant negative impact on you and has no place in our society,” Najafi said in the statement.

Sarwar also owns the Phoenix Mercury, which plays in the WNBA.

The NBA launched an independent 10-month investigation into Sarver’s time as owner of both teams and found that he was involved in the conduct. use of racially insensitive language; Unequal treatment of women employees; statements and conduct relating to sex; and harsh treatment of employees that sometimes takes the form of bullying.”

Most notably, the report found that Sarwar repeated the N-word on at least five occasions “while reiterating others’ statements.” The report also concluded that Sarwar made sex-related comments at work and on several occasions made “inappropriate comments” about the presence of female employees and other women.

sarwar was suspended from the league for a year and fined $10 million for his actions on Wednesday.

NBA superstar LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chris Paul, who plays for the Sons, slammed the NBA for letting Sarver’s behavior go unchecked for so long.

“Our league definitely got it wrong,” said James Twitter on Wednesday.

“There’s no place for that kind of behavior in this league,” James continued. “I love this league and I deeply respect our leadership. But that’s not right. There is no place for misogyny, sexism and racism in any workplace. No matter you are the team owner or play for the team. We uphold our league as an example of our values ​​and this is not the case.”

Paul said on twitter that he was “intimidated” by the reportadding that the league’s sanctions “fell short of really addressing what we can all agree on was atrocious behavior.”

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