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REPORT: WNBA REMAINS LEADER IN DIVERSITY HIRING

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The WNBA has maintained its standing among profession­al sports leagues as the leader in racial and gender hiring. According to an annual report released Tuesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, the league received A-plus grades in race and gender hiring. It marks the 11th consecutiv­e year the WNBA has received at least A grades in each category. Fourteen women and seven people of color had WNBA ownership positions in 2015, an increase of two women and one person of color from 2013. For the 2015 season, there were six women and three African-American general managers, compared with four and three, respective­ly, last year.

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