As a result, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to donate $10 million to organizations committed to combating domestic violence and supporting the professional development of women in the sports industry. Here is the NBA's full statement on the investigation.
Seven months after sexual harassment and other evidence of a "corrosive workplace culture" were exposed at Mavericks headquarters, details from the investigation that followed are set to be revealed Wednesday afternoon.
The probe also found that team management was ineffective and "permitted the growth of an environment in which acts of misconduct and the individuals who committed them could flourish", the National Basketball Association said.
The investigators spoke to 215 current and former Mavericks employees who worked for the team during the past two decades and evaluated more than 1.6 million documents, including emails.
"The findings of the independent investigation are disturbing and heartbreaking and no employee in the NBA, or any workplace for that matter, should be subject to the type of working environment described in the report", NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement.
The NBA has also recommended that the Mavericks increase the number of women on staff, implement regular anonymous employee surveys and revamp both its reporting and investigative processes for sexual harassment claims.
The instances included touching and forcible kissing of women employees by a former team president, as well as other misconduct by a former ticket sales employee and by a former Mavs.com reporter, the league said.