NBA Memo: Hire More Women, Improve Workplace Conditions

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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, shown in a March 2016 file photo, wants all teams to improve workplace culture and hire more women. (File / AP Photo)

Reprinted from The Washington Post by Tim Reynolds on September 21, 2018.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations.

Silver, in a memo sent to all teams Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, also asked teams to thoroughly review the report that was released earlier this week about the Mavericks. The league stopped short of flatly ordering the 29 other clubs to institute new policies, though Silver’s wishes were very clear.

“Use this opportunity to make changes and create a dialogue within your organizations about workplace policies, procedures and respectful conduct,” Silver wrote. …

Washington Post 9/21

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