Might the Phoenix Suns be headed for more of the same in the wake of Robert Sarver’s departure?
If a new report from Bloomberg is to be believed, it appears not much has changed where owners are concerned, with the team’s new man in charge accused of fostering an environment similar to the one Sarver created with the Suns.
According to the report, employees at the new owner’s Wholesale Mortgage have claimed that black staffers are treated differently while managers and sales personnel are prone to making sexually inappropriate comments. Managers were also said to be verbally abusive towards subordinates.
Bloomberg sources, which include both former and current employees, have told the publication that cocaine use was common among executives, managers, and sales staff.
Ishbia, though, has not been implicated in any of the claims while company attorneys have denied the report.
“UWM does not tolerate cocaine or any drug use,” was the retort.
The company’s chief marketing officer, Sara DeCiantis, said that the reports were “false and misleading,” insisting they’ve come about as a result of “disgruntled individuals or a competitor pushing a false narrative to the media.”
Ishbia bought the Suns from Sarver after the NBA suspended him for a year and fined him $10 million following a lengthy investigation that determined he was personally involved in and allowed racially insensitive language, discrimination, sexual statements, bullying, and overall negative conduct.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.