NBA gets high grades again for race, gen­der hir­ing

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OR­LANDO, Fla. — A di­ver­sity re­port shows the NBA again leads pro­fes­sional sports in racial and gen­der hir­ing prac­tices.

The league re­ceived an A for racial hir­ing and a B for gen­der hir­ing prac­tices for the 2016-17 sea­son. The NBA drew an over­all grade of A-mi­nus, con­tin­u­ing its run of A grades since the start of the 2000s.

The re­port card was re­leased Thurs­day by The In­sti­tute for Di­ver­sity and Ethics in Sport. The re­port is writ­ten by Richard Lapchick, who notes that the NBA has been “sig­nif­i­cantly ahead” of other leagues.

The NBA sets the pace, with peo­ple of color mak­ing up 30 per­cent of the head coaches and 45 per­cent of the as­sis­tants. The NBA is also the first ma­jor sports league to have three own­ers of color.

Re­port cards are also is­sued for the NFL, MLB, WNBA, MLS and col­lege sports.

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