The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), part of the DeVos Sport Business Management Graduate Program, has released a report which declares that the NBA has earned the highest grade for racial hiring practices ever for a men’s professional sport. The NBA earned an A+ for racial hiring practices, an A- for gender hiring practice and an overall A. Also, for the first time in the history of any U.S. professional sports league, more than half of the NBA’s head coaches – 53 percent — were minorities. The report was co-authored by Richard Lapchick, chair of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program and of director of TIDES along with DeVos program students Antoinette Lecky and Aaron Trigg.
Read the full report.