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Report: NBA still leads men's pro sports in diversity hiring

Report: NBA still leads men's pro sports in diversity hiring

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  • The NBA continues to distinguish itself as a 21st century sport and, if it sticks the landing, could replace the NFL as the top sport in the nation.

  • Adam Silver has been a major major boon for the NBA ever since the day he came on as Commissioner. By focusing on a platform of self accountability and stomping out any levels of unprecedented hatred immediately (see: Donald Sterling), he's set an example across the organization and set a role model

    Adam Silver has been a major major boon for the NBA ever since the day he came on as Commissioner. By focusing on a platform of self accountability and stomping out any levels of unprecedented hatred immediately (see: Donald Sterling), he's set an example across the organization and set a role model for others to follow.

    Also, having a lawyer who understands the process and internal infrastructure is a huge help.

  • When your Commissioner makes inclusion an explicit priority, you get the NBA. When your Commissioner doesn’t, you get the NFL. The question is what’s next? What is the sports league that will be not evolution but revolution?

  • Any improvement in racial equality is definitely a positive. However, I tend to remain concerned that these improvements are coming so much later than they should have. The improvements seem to be on extremely small increments and represent not equality but "almost somewhere near equality". Show me racial

    Any improvement in racial equality is definitely a positive. However, I tend to remain concerned that these improvements are coming so much later than they should have. The improvements seem to be on extremely small increments and represent not equality but "almost somewhere near equality". Show me racial equality that is much closer to 50/50 than 10/30 and I will be the first to celebrate.

    The other part of this article that bothers me is that while we embark on racial equality, gender equality begins to suffer. I truly hope for a better day when this is no longer the circumstance.