Feb 24

Memo outlines new hotline to register improper conduct by team, league employees

In the aftermath of allegations of harassment and violence toward female employees in the Dallas Mavericks organization, the NBA is instituting a confidential hotline for team and league employees to register concerns of improper conduct, according to a memo obtained by ESPN.

A Sports Illustrated report described a Mavericks culture of misogyny and predatory sexual behavior that spanned decades in the organization, including numerous allegations against former CEO and president Terdema Ussery.

Who’s going No. 1, and how far has OU star Trae Young climbed? What prospect can the Cavs — or a potential trade partner — land with the Brooklyn pick? We project both rounds.

“For the most part, the diagnosis was sleep deprivation,” Clifford told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “The headaches and the cause of the headaches were a lack of regular sleep and the stress that goes along with coaching. There were two ways to treat it: stronger medication or stepping away from coaching, stopping the travel, getting regular sleep, diet and exercise.”

It’s worth checking out the rest of Wojnarowski’s article on Clifford, as well as this thoughtful and insightful piece by the Charlotte Observer’s excellent beat reporter Rick Bonnell.

Antetokounmpo had 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Milwaukee snapped Toronto’s seven-game win streak with a 122-119 overtime victory Friday night.

“We haven’t beaten them in a while so the win feels a lot better, to be honest with you,” Antetokounmpo said. “They’re a great team, too.”

Eric Bledsoe and Khris Middleton each scored 21 points as the Bucks won the opener of an eight-game stretch against teams in playoff contention. Jason Terry scored 14 points, and John Henson and Thon Maker each had 12.jaguars_007-223x223

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