Robert Sarver has put his shares up for sale the Suns’ NBA men’s team and the Mercury’s WNBA women’s team. “In our current unforgiving climate, it has become painfully clear that atonement is no longer possible, that all the good I have done, or could yet do, is outweighed by the things I have said in the past. For these reasons, I am starting the process of searching for buyers for the Suns and Mercury,” he announced. a letter in which there is not even the slightest reference to Mallorcaa club of which he is also a shareholder, and which for now has not made the slightest comment on the matter.
“The words that I now deeply regret cast a shadow over two decades that brought people together. As a man of faith that I am, I believe in atonement and in the path of forgiveness and I hoped that my one-year suspension would give me enough time to make amends for my mistakes, but it can’t be,” adds Sarver, who insists that “I don’t want to be a entertainment for the good people who work to bring the excitement of basketball to fans around the world. “SI will keep working to become a better person.” Arizona Banker Ends, to which Mallorca had always referred, until Kohlberg’s letter last week, as “maximum shareholder.”
Neither club president Andy Kohlberg nor any Majorcan executive has so far cast the slightest criticism on Sarver’s conduct, to the point that Kohlberg, in a letter he wrote last week, said 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.
The news occurs only 24 hours after the Consell de Mallorca approved a grant of 750,000 euros of public funds to Real Mallorca, a team whose shareholders include Robert Sarver, identified in the club’s official communications, until last week, as “maximum shareholder”.