Mavs owner Mark Cuban fined $50K for leaking information from Governors meeting
Dallas Mavericks team owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban has been fined $50,000 by the NBA after admitting to leaking information from the league’s Board of Governors meeting, ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.
In a statement to ESPN, the Mavs said, “I appreciate the irony of your reporting on a fine that someone should, but won’t, get fined for leaking to you.”
The NBA prohibits talking to “outsiders” about matters involving the Board of Governors. Cuban confirmed a rumor that he leaked the formation about the “coach’s challenge” while the board is discussing about it in a meeting.
Cuban has gotten into hot water with league officials in the past. Recently, the outspoken Mavs boss even outwardly disagreed with Commissioner Adam Silver requesting a name change from owner to “governor.”
During his tenure as Mavs owner, Cuban has been fined on numerous occasions. The “Shark Tank” investor was fined a total of $250,000 during the 2006 NBA Finals, when Dallas lost to the Miami Heat in six games, for “several acts of misconduct.” Cuban was fined $600,000 in February of 2018 for acknowledging tanking — a sore spot for the NBA and the commissioner.
Mark Cuban has also been fined in the past for getting into it with players during games, rushing onto the court and making a derogatory gesture.