According to the 2010 NBA Racial and Gender Report Card released by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES), the National Basketball Association earned the best grades among men’s professional sports leagues.
The NBA has topped the list for two decades.
The NBA received an A for race hiring practices, and an A- for gender hiring practices for a combined A. They earned their highest grade ever for gender.
Richard Lapchick, the director of TIDES as well as the director of the DeVos Sport Business Management Program in the College of Business Administration, co-authored the report with DeVos program students Christopher Kaiser,Christina Russell, and Natalie Welch. The full report card is available on the TIDES website.