Robert Sarver announced Wednesday that he has begun the process to sell the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury franchises.
“I am beginning the process of looking for buyers for the Suns and Mercury,” Sarver said in a statement Wednesday.
BREAKING: In a statement, Robert Sarver writes, in part:
“I am beginning the process of seeking buyers for the Suns and Mercury.”https://t.co/fMhWdDIM5M
— Baxter Holmes (@Baxter) September 21, 2022
Sarver was handed a one-year suspension and a $10 million fine for racist and misogynistic comments after the NBA last week released the results of a 10-month independent investigation into allegations of abuse during Sarver’s tenure with the Suns, which has spanned almost two decades.
The NBA commissioned an investigation in the wake of an ESPN story in November 2021 detailing allegations of racism and misogyny during Sarver’s 17 years as owner.
“As a man of faith, I believe in the path to forgiveness,” Sarver said in a statement Wednesday. “I was hoping the commissioner’s one-year suspension would give me time to focus, make amends and remove my personal controversy from the teams that I and so many fans love.”
“Anything good I’ve done, or could still do, is outweighed by things I’ve said in the past. For those reasons, I’m starting the process of looking for buyers for the Suns and Mercury.”