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Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, August 9, 2014

NBA and Equal Employment for Women

It's been a big week for the National Basketball League.

  • A team, the San Antonio Spurs, hired WNBA player Becky Hammon in what has been billed as the "first full-time female assistant" coach.  (Although she's really the second, as Lisa Boyer worked for the Cleveland Cavaliers as an assistant coach in 2001-02).  See Spurs Hire Becky Hammon, NBA's 2nd Female Assistant Coach
  • The NBA players' union hired Skaden attorney Michele Roberts as executive director.  Her impressive resume is here.

But the naysaying has already begun.  See Male Basketball Coach Says a Female Coach Could Never Mold Could Never "Mold Boys into Successful Men" saying that women could never coach college basketball.  Although men coach college women. 

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