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The NBA Gets A+ Grade For Diversity, “F” For Diversity in Ownership and Management

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Last week, the NBA (National Basketball Association) received a grade of A in the Racial and Gender Report Card released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida.



This is an annual report that grades all professional sports leagues.



The report says the league also earned an A+ for racial hiring practices, and an A+ in diversity initiatives.



On the other hand the league received a F grade for women representing just 10 percent of team owners, a D+ grade for having just 13% of team owners being people of color, and another F grade for racial and gender diversity at the president/CEO level.


Michael Jordan, the NBA’s only black majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets, sold his share in the team, last month.


Other professional sports leagues like the NFL and WNBA will be graded later this year.