Two new Mavericks executives hired in wake of sex harassment scandal

The Dallas Mavericks front office changes continued Wednesday with two new executive hires in the wake of a sex harassment scandal.

Tarsha Lacour is the new Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Cynthia Wales is the Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, a newly created position.

New Mavs CEO Cynthia Marshall says she hopes the women will help her drastically improve the work environment and culture in the organization former employees have called hostile.

Sports Illustrated’s February expose alleged former CEO Terdema Ussery sexually harassed employees in the workplace for years. Allegations ranged from being propositioned by Ussery for sex, inappropriate touching and lewd comments. Ussery has denied the allegations.

The Mavericks hired outside counsel to conduct an independent investigation into the allegations. The team could face sanctions from the NBA.