Mark Cuban to pay hourly arena workers during NBA season suspension

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban watches players warm up before the start of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

DALLAS (WTHR) — Dallas Mavericks' Owner Mark Cuban said he will continue to pay hourly arena workers even during the NBA suspension.

On Wednesday, speaking to a room of reporters, Cuban said he was working to make sure hourly employees were taken care of.

"I reached out to the folks at the arena and our folks at the Mavs to find out what it would cost to financially support people who aren't going to be able to come to work — you know, they get paid by the hour, and this is their source of income," Cuban said. "We'll do some things there. We may ask them to go do some volunteer work in exchange, but we've already started the process of having a program in place. I don't have any details to give, but it's certainly something that's important to me."

With Cuban's announcement, it's possible other teams will follow suit and find a way to compensate hourly employees during the NBA stoppage.