NBA given 'A' for diversity in study

Updated: June 17, 2011, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The NBA isn't resting on its laurels as a pacesetter in sports diversity.

The league has again earned an A grade in a study of the diversity of its leadership in its front office and its 30 teams.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida released its annual report on the league Thursday. The NBA received an A-plus for race and an A-minus for gender. It is the only men's pro league to be awarded an overall A.

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