Posted Jun 9 2010 11:45AM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The NBA still leads the way in sports diversity.
The NBA was again the only men's professional sports league to receive a combined "A" for race and gender in the annual report released Wednesday by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport.
The league had slight decreases for blacks in front-office positions but is still the best among men's pro sports. Women made up 44 percent of professional employees at the league offices.
The study shows 77 percent of the NBA players were black, 18 percent white, 3 percent Latino, 1 percent Asian and 1 percent "other." International players stayed steady at 18 percent.
The report is based on information published in official team guides at the beginning of the 2009-10 season.
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