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STAR-LEDGER LOOKS AT RACE IN NBA; MINORITY HIRING IN MN
Published April 20, 1998
In the "unique subculture that is the NBA, the black majority plays, but by the rules -- or rule -- of the white minority," according to Ellen Chase of the Newark STAR- LEDGER, who wrote an extensive piece in Sunday's paper, "Black & White: And All The Grey Areas As The NBA Struggles To Find A Balance Into The Next Century." NBPA Exec Dir Billy Hunter: "The league is 80 percent black in terms of the player and 85 to 90 percent white in terms of the coaching. It's not expressed, but there is a concern." Chase: "And race, whether today's head coaches are willing to admit it or not, inevitably influences how coaches and players relate to each other" (Newark STAR-LEDGER, 4/19). MORE MINORITY HIRING FIGURES: In Minnesota, Jay Weiner examined the minority hiring figures of the local teams and noted the T-Wolves "trail other NBA teams," the Vikings "are a leader" in the NFL and the Twins "have the most minority employees of all local teams." The T-Wolves have no minority execs and one black assistant coach. Team President Rob Moor: "I am interested in focusing on diversity. ... But the front office is something you hire on a local basis" (Jay Weiner, Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 4/19).