The commissioner of the National Basketball Association, Adam Silver, called for an affirmative action quota to be imposed on the league’s coaches and referees in an event on Thursday.
Silver said that “going forward, it should be roughly 50-50 of new officials entering in the league. Same for coaches, by the way. We have a program, too. There’s no reason why women shouldn’t be coaching men’s basketball.”
Silver didn’t seem to endorse a specific measure to enforce his preferred diversity quota during his remarks. It’s possible the commissioner is simply seeking to appear virtuous to progressives obsessed with establishing hiring quotas for women and minorities, even in male professional sports. Were his hiring quota ever to be implemented, it would likely end in disaster and incur a massive backlash from fans and players.
Some women already officiate in professional basketball and the NBA. However, it comes naturally most that men will be more inclined to pursue a career involving a men’s professional sport, including officiating and coaching. Were Silver’s unlikely proposition ever to be implemented, it’s likely that the relatively small pool of female basketball referees would be stretched thin to even provide qualified referees, while the process of becoming an NBA referred would become doubly difficult for men.
Curiously, Silver’s call for equality in officiating and coaching ranks wasn’t applied to the face of the league itself: the players. It’s also worth noting that his call for representation of preferred groups didn’t apply to his own comfortable position as NBA commissioner. Fans and commentators have called for the NBA, a league with a majority of black players, to hire a black commissioner– a milestone Silver continues to thwart by remaining in office.
As of Friday morning Silver is yet to apologize to women’s groups for his refusal to call for their inclusion on NBA rosters as players. It seems the nominally ‘progressive’ commissioner’s demands for mandated inclusion end when it could possibly hit his bottom line.
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Canada, Australia Withdraw From Tokyo Olympics Amidst Coronavirus Epidemic
The Olympics could be postponed or cancelled.
Canada and Australia have formally withdrawn from participating in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as planned, and it appears possible that the Olympic Games are set to be either postponed to cancelled entirely on the basis of the global Chinese Coronavirus epidemic.
Canada nor Australia will not be participating in the games if they’re held at all this year, with the Olympic committees of the two nations ruling out participating at all if they’re held in 2020. This may force Japanese authorities to move the games to 2021 if they plan on hosting them after all.
An Olympic tournament ultimately would prove to be a considerable threat for global spread of the disease. The games always involve a considerable deal of global travel, and it’s almost a certainty the movement of hundreds of thousands of people for the games would bring home the coronavirus when they return home.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged the possibility that the games may not occur as planned as a result of the pandemic on Sunday. He forcefully rejected the notion of having to cancel them outright, stating such a possibility was “not an option.” The opportunity to host an Olympic tournament is highly coveted by the nations of the world, and it’s not surprising that Japan doesn’t want to consider cancelling the games at this point.
The Internation Olympic Committee is said to be in intense deliberation over the planning for the event. It’s hard to imagine a structure for the games that would be isolated from the coronavirus threat.
The games have only been wholly cancelled three times since their inception- all during World Wars I and II.
If the coronavirus epidemic truly does result in the postponement or cancellation of the Olympics, it would likely solidify the virus’ place in world history as a truly massive event.
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