Change is coming to the Dallas Mavericks, including the dancers’ uniforms which will show less skin.
The team told CBS 11 this change is part of the Mavs’ effort to revamp its image after a recent sexual harassment scandal.
The Mavericks are still working on what the new uniform will look like, meaning imagies of the new design aren’t available yet, but the team said it won’t be drastically different to the current uniform.
The Mavs said they’re also hoping to include dancers with different body types in the future.
Former Mavs Dancer Leslie Hatchard said she believes the uniform change is a step in the right direction.
“I don’t know about specifically changing the uniforms, but I like the idea of stepping back and sort of re-evaluating their image,” she said.
Hatchard danced for the Mavericks for several seasons starting in 1992 before becoming an assistant dance director. Even back then, she says there was a culture of allowing sexual harassment.
“A hug that went too far, wandering hands,” said Hatchard. “We knew, ‘Okay, don’t hug that person, or stay away from that person,’ because we knew that that could possibly happen. It was well known, and it made us very uncomfortable.”
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SOURCE: CBS DFW