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Robert Sarver says he is promoting the Suns and Mercury after NBA suspended him for racist slurs, adversarial behavior

Sarver sold the groups in July 2004. He isn’t the lone owner, however the number one one.

“Words that I deeply remorse now overshadow almost a long time of constructing companies that added human beings together,” he wrote on Wednesday.

Last week, the NBA has suspended Sarver for three hundred and sixty five days and fined him $10 million after an research observed that he had engaged in what the league called “place of work misconduct and organizational deficiencies.”

The findings of the league’s research got here almost a 12 months after the NBA requested a regulation company to research allegations that Sarver had a records of racist, misogynistic and adversarial incidents over his almost -decade tenure overseeing the franchise.

The document primarily based totally its findings on interviews with 320 human beings, which includes cutting-edge and previous personnel who labored for each groups even as Sarver turned into handling partner, in addition to extra than 80,000 files and substances inclusive of emails, textual content messages and videos, the NBA said.

“I do now no longer need to be a distraction to those groups and the first-rate individuals who paintings so tough to deliver the pleasure and exhilaration of basketball to fanatics across the world,” Sarver said. “I need what is nice for those companies, the players, the personnel, the fanatics, the community, my fellow owners, the NBA and the WNBA.”