Robert SarverManaging Partner of Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury today the following statement.
PhoenixAnd the September 21 2022 /PRNewswire/ – The words I deeply regret now overshadow the nearly two decades of building organizations that have brought people together – and strengthened Phoenix District – by the unified strength of men’s and women’s basketball.
As a man of faith, I believe in atonement and the path to forgiveness. I was expecting the commissioner’s one-year suspension to give me time to focus, compensate, and remove my personal controversy from the teams I love and many of my fans.
But in our present unforgiving climate, it has become painfully clear that this is no longer possible—anything good that I have done, or can still do, is outweighed by the things I have said in the past. For these reasons, I am beginning the process of finding buyers for Suns and Mercury.
I don’t want to be a distraction to these two amazing teams and people who are working hard to bring the joy and excitement of basketball to fans around the world. I want what’s best for these two organizations, the players, the staff, the fans, the community, my fellow owners, the NBA and the NBA. This is the best course of action for everyone.
In the meantime, I will continue to work on becoming a better person, and continue to support the community in beneficial ways. Thank you for continuing to research Suns and Mercury, and for embracing the power that sport must bring us together.
source Robert Sarver