Silver wants half of the new arbitrators to be women

The commissioner of the NBA has referred to this issue and also to the benches, where he believes that there should also be more female presence.


Adam Silver, commissioner of the NBA, declared in the Econocmic Club of Washington that its intention is that half of the new members who begin refereeing in the League are women. Right now there are three in total, figure that was reached after this year two women, from among the five total appointments, were promoted from the G-League.

"I do not understand how this part of the game has remained so dominated by men for so long, it is an area where physically there is no advantage for being a man, so the goal is that approximately 50% of the new members who enter the League are women ". But Silver did not stop there, and he also referred to the franchise benches: "I think l same as for coaches, we also have a program for this, there is no reason why women should not train men's basketball ", declared.

The truth is that there has never been a woman in the position of head coach in the NBA. The closest one has been, and still is, is Becky Hammond, who is a full time assistant at the San Antonio Spurs. The first woman in that position. Kristi Toliver has also worked this season as an assistant in the Washington Wizards, but has combined this work with that of player in the Mystic of WNBA. In addition to them, Kelly Krauskopf became in December the first assistant of a general manager, in this case in the Inidana Pacers.



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