While guesting on the “House Call with Dr. J” podcast, Cuban said that tanking has been “too brutal for me” (starting at 21:05):
“I was like, Look, losing is our best option. Adam [Silver] would hate hearing that, but I at least sat down and I explained it to them.
“And I explained what our plans were going to be this summer, that we’re not going to tank again.
“This was, like, a year-and-a-half tanking, and that was too brutal for me. But being transparent, I think that’s the key to being kind of a player’s owner and having stability.”