Originally published: June 2, 2017
A diversity report shows the NBA "significantly ahead" once again in 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 was written by Richard Lapchick.