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Dallas Mavericks team

On Tuesday, the team announced that it had engaged outside counsel to investigate reports that its former president and chief executive, Terdema Ussery, had engaged in "various acts of inappropriate conduct toward women" during his tenure.

One woman says the behavior did not apply to the actual players on the team, however.

Over a dozen former and current employees were interviewed as part of SI's investigation, with one describing the organization as "a real-life Animal House".

"I will say that Mark has a long track record of being provocative, and it was something that we spoke to him directly about". "Actually, I'm going to the movies with friends". That was in 1998.Ussery remained with the team through 2015. Accusations of mysogynistic behavior by former team President Terdema Ussery at the core of what victims called a toxic work environment.

The company told Sports Illustrated they couldn't talk about the matter, but they are taking the allegations seriously.

TMZ reported that the team also came under fire when a former writer for the Mavericks website was able to keep his job despite facing multiple harassment claims.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was shockingly open about the merits of tanking, going as far as to tell his players "Losing is our best option". After the confessions were revealed to SI, it became clear that Ussery and Sneed were only the tip of the iceberg.

"I mean, this is all new to me".

The club fired human resources director Buddy Pittman this week after hearing that employees said Pittman was unresponsive in relation to charges against Ussery. It's just not who I am'. 'I abided by the details of that contract for four years, and received counseling during that period to avoid future instances.

"I want to deal with this issue", Cuban told SI.

An investigation is being conducted, but the Mavericks released a statement about the incident and the allegations against Ussery specifically.

'This alleged conduct runs counter to the steadfast commitment of the National Basketball Association and its teams to foster safe, respectful and welcoming workplaces for all employees, ' the league said. The league said it would "closely monitor" the investigation.

Cuban admitted he had made a mistake in not firing Earl K Sneed, the employee with a history of domestic violence.

'Obviously there's a problem in the Mavericks organization and we've got to fix it, ' Cuban told the magazine. It might happen, but you don't play for it.

According to the NBA, Cuban's comments were detrimental to the league. This was, like, a year and a half tanking, and that was too brutal for me.

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