Skip to comments.NBA gets highest marks for racial and gender hiring
Posted on 06/17/2011 7:22:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
The NBA received the highest grade ever issued on racial and gender hiring practices among men's professional leagues, continuing a recent trend.
The league received an A+ for race and an A- on gender for a combined A in this year's Racial and Gender Report Card from the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.
While the NFL and Major League Baseball have shown significant improvement on racial and gender hiring in recent years, the NBA is the only men's pro league to receive a combined A. TIDES has been studying diversity hiring in sports since 1987.
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Never in the furthest reaches of my imagination could I conjure up such an "institute." Who in their right mind would dream up such a thing? Why do they exist? Just to shake down those organizations who don't get an "A"? What scores did the NHL, the PGA, and NASACAR get? Are they inherently racist organizations?
Blacks are about 13% of the population.
I get it. Million-man math.
“While the NFL and Major League Baseball have shown significant improvement on racial and gender hiring in recent years”
I concur, there just aren’t enough white guys or woman on teams in the NFL but they are now showing significant improvement according to this study.
How many Islamists play in the NBA? Palestinians? Hispanics? Asians? Native Americans? Transgenders? Women? Wookies?
Well, thank goodness for the NBA!! This explains why the membership is so representative of the general population. Viva diversity!
And the percentage of white players in the NBA is....?
I do not watch it!
When they have gender and race parity ON the court, then I'll believe their claims.
Among highlights of the NBA's report card for the 2010-11 season: Persons of color made up 83 percent of players, the highest ever reported. African Americans made up 78 percent of the players, equaling the highest mark since 2001-02. There were nine African-American head coaches, one more than the previous year, and one Asian, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Women made up 42 percent of professional employees in the league office. Sacramento's Marina Kolokotronis and New Jersey's Irina Pavlova became the first women team presidents since 2007-08. Only 15 percent of team vice presidents are women.
I would give the NBA an F on racial diversity.
To give high paying jobs to people who would otherwise have to dig ditches for a living due to their lack of real education.
The NHL will continue to be the better sport in America, and not get involved in racism and sexism when it comes to hiring.
Also, they’re tougher than baseball players.
The NBA is ethnicity diverse? really could of fooled me..I think they play the best player the can find and do not give a dam about being diverse so please doun’t blow smoke up peoles ass about the NBA trying to be ethnicity diverse
And I should care why?
The NBA should have affirmative action policies set for Whitey!
If I recall correctly there was quite a bit of grumbling about racism a few years ago when Steve Nash won the MVP twice.
This is a gag post, right?
It’s so utterly ludicrous on the face of it that it must come from The Onion.
Really; any time someone gets high marks for “diversity”, you have to ask, “from whom”? Or, more bluntly, “From which side”?
The NBA is the toast of blacks & women because the majority of their players & fans are black men, and they are able to subsidize a women’s NBA (which is nothing compared to the men’s, but jobs are jobs) unlike men’s soccer.
>> NBA gets highest marks for racial and gender hiring
>> TIDES has been studying diversity hiring in sports since 1987.
I understand TIDES is an operation driven by Socialism.
Which explains why European teams whip the a$$es of the NBA all stars?
They don’t even make the Gold medal game anymore.
NBA = inferior product. Overhyped.
Never heard of the U of Central Florida. Is it a recent entry?
You need to get out more. It's been around for 48 years. The football team won the Conference USA title a few years ago.
At first I was thinking, “Another make-belive institution from the fevered brain of John Semmens.” But I looked it up. It does exist!
And by the way, it carries the name of DeVos. If that’s Rich DeVos, he happens to own the Orlando Magic.
Ummm, it’s from John Semmens, who is notable for writing Onion-grade material. Intentionally, by the way!
Uh, did you sleep through the 2008 Olympics?
It says Craig Davis at the top
I understand the “racial” (the NBA is 95% black so all is well racially) ... but what’s with the “gender” thing? I haven’t seen a lot of ladies shooting from the 3 point circle. Maybe they are talking gays or something?
From Lapchick’s Wikipedia page: In 2009, the Rainbow/ PUSH Coalition and Rev. Jesse Jackson honored him for lifetime achievement in working for civil rights.
If his goal is to limit white males, he should start with himself but that will never happen.
Is this a joke?
No joke, Lapchick is a hateful soul - typical liberal who continues to build walls.
Which is exactly why USA Basketball completely revamped itself after the 2004 Athens debacle. In Beijing, they were back to kicking the rest of the world’s behind.
I must have had two windows open and one eye on each.
Like a chameleon.