Mark Cuban Pulls Plug On Sirius Show
October 31, 2006 at 6:07 AM (PT)
DALLAS MAVERICKS and HDNET owner MARK CUBAN won't be doing a radio show for SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO after all, pulling out of the commitment after the NBA issued new rules on owners' conduct.
The show, "MARK CUBAN'S RADIO MAVERICK," was scheduled to air on league-sanctioned SIRIUS NBA RADIO, but CUBAN tells the FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM that the decision to pull the plug "was a culmination of many things in my relationship with the NBA. I decided to make my decision public because of e-mails from potential listeners and because of the information that some of the other owners or the league leaked to the media this week." The league's conduct rules are designed to rein in owners like CUBAN who are demonstrative on the sidelines during games.
"“The 'code of conduct' has no description or definition, so it’s hard to respond to. But the intent was to suggest that some owners don’t like the way I do business, something they remind me of collectively every year but forget individually when they ask for something for the league or their teams." CUBAN, stating that he will scale back his participation in league initiatives, said that he has "reached the point where I’m not willing to go along with the hypocrisy that comes from all of us."