The Dallas Mavericks have fired Tony Ronzone after learning of new information pertaining to a sexual assault allegation.
Ronzone was the director of player personnel for the Mavericks since 2012.
Sports Illustrated reported in July that a woman said Ronzone had forced himself on her in his Las Vegas hotel room during the NBA’s annual summer league in July 2019. According to the report, the woman said Ronzone forcibly kissed her, groped her, pinned her on a bed and placed her hand on his crotch after he had invited her to his hotel to give her summer league tickets.
At the time, the Mavericks called the Sports Illustrated report a “one-sided, incomplete and sensational form of journalism, with its inaccuracies, mischaracterizations and omissions” in a statement shortly after it was published last summer.
The Mavericks have now reversed course but both Mark Cuban and Cynthia Marshall have declined to comment to the Dallas Morning News.