Before the Phoenix Suns opened their season last Wednesday, NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke to hundreds of Suns employees. Silver apologized for himself and the NBA letting them down as far as punishing Robert Sarver for years of unacceptable behavior.
Silver told Suns employees: “To the extent that you feel let down by the league, I apologize. I take responsibility for that.”
Silver acknowledged the NBA had heard Sarver was difficult to deal with, but “that’s very different than conduct which is viewed as discriminatory in any way.”
The NBA commissioner encouraged Phoenix employees to continue to bring up concerns they have. Silver also acknowledged that he didn’t have any “deep answers”, but that it’s important “just to really listen to people.”