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NBA statement on ESPN report regarding Robert Sarver and Suns organization

The league has directed the Wachtell Lipton law firm to commence a comprehensive investigation.

Official release

Phoenix Suns governor Robert Sarver will be investigated following an ESPN report that was released on Thursday.

NEW YORK, Nov. 4, 2021 – NBA Executive Vice President, Communications Mike Bass issued the following statement today on behalf of the NBA and WNBA regarding ESPN’s report about Robert Sarver and the Phoenix Suns organization:

“The allegations contained in today’s ESPN article are extremely serious, and we have directed the Wachtell Lipton law firm to commence a comprehensive investigation.  The NBA and WNBA remain committed to providing a respectful and inclusive workplace for all employees.  Once the investigation is completed, its findings will provide the basis for any league action.”

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