Andy Kohlbergpresident of Mallorca, has sent a letter addressed to Mallorca fans after learning of the NBA sanction against Robert Sarver. Kohlberg, who is in the United States, says that “it will not affect our commitment to the long-term success of RCD Mallorca” and defends the innocence of the largest shareholder of the Suns, of whom he says that “I have never witnessed any inappropriate behavior from Robert.”
This is the full text from Kohlberg’s letter:
The NBA has completed its investigations into Robert Sarver and the Phoenix Suns organization, which covered a period of 18 years. While the NBA report identifies issues of concern, most significantly, the report concludes that “Sarver’s conduct was not found to be motivated by racial or gender-based animus.”
From my perspective, I have never witnessed any inappropriate behavior based on race or gender during the twenty years that I have been a business partner of Robert Sarver. In fact, he would not remain part of any organization where he personally witnessed or had knowledge of this type of behavior.
In his role as minority owner and board member of RCD Mallorca, Robert has been professional in all his interactions with the club. None of the conclusions of the NBA report indicate any involvement, or reflect in any way, the way in which RCD Mallorca has been managed since we bought the club in 2016.
As president of Real Mallorca, I can assure all interested parties that the club has always been managed in a professional manner, respecting the rights of all stakeholders, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, economic or religious background. Our management team and ownership group remain committed to continuing our values of integrity, respect and inclusion. This NBA report will not affect our commitment to the long-term success of RCD Mallorca and it will not change the way the club is managed in the future.