Report: NBA remains best in hiring people of color

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A diversity report shows that NBA hiring practices remain the best of any professional sports league when it comes to hiring people of color, but the league did see a dip in hiring women.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport in the report released Thursday gave the NBA an overall grade of A with 90.4 points, which is just a slight decline from the 92.7 points the league received on the Racial and Gender Report Card in 2015. But the NBA’s gender hiring practices went from a B-plus a year ago to a B this past season.

The NBA received A-plus for racial hiring practices with a score of 97.2 points.

Reports are also issued on the NFL, MLB, MLS, WNBA and college sports.

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