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TaTa Toothy
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
Does it count if they're all transgendered?


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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There's no reason why women shouldn't be coaching men's basketball.


I guess he's never watched women's basketball.


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TigerChief10
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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I think His point is that he has no idea why it isn’t 50-50 

Nothing about men makes them better basketball officials. 

I referee soccer and the women generally have a very tough time centering high school level boys. The speed and intensity of the game certainly makes it tougher for women than men. Obviously there are some women out there that can do it. There are a lot more men that can. Sorry but that's just the way it is.

Eta: another thing people arent mentioning is that these refs work their way up through many years and thousands of games to get to that level. Streamlining someone to officiating NBA games just to meet some gender quota is complete bull shite to those guys that have had to work their way up the ranks from high school/AAU to lower level college games to P5 games and so on.
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TigerStripes06
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
I guess they prefer women over having decent officials...Not like the majority are any good anyway. So what difference does it make?


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TigerChief10
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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The NBA should hire the best ones, men or women,

This would be fine if Silver said that but he didn't. Did any of you defending this statement even read it?


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
As a binary gender queer woman of color - I support Commissioner Silver and is quest for equity


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lsuhunt555
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
So the goal is for all the male owners to die so their widows can assume ownership?


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GetCocky11
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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Would still be the best product in American sports




It seems like that is becoming the NHL.


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BulldogXero
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
I think diversity is a good thing, but I don't it's the NBA's fault if there are far fewer females than males who want to go into refereeing and coaching games.



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tigerfan84
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
Why not just combine the NBA and WNBA?


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
I don’t have an issue with a woman being a ref or coach. However, I think NBA teams should be able to hire those who they think is the best hire for them, be it a man or woman. I think it does everyone a disservice to make an NBA team pretend it has interest in a female candidate, when it already knows it’s interested in a certain male candidate.


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
frick the NBA


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lsupride87
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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Because it's an area of the game where physically, certainly, there's no benefit to being a man, as opposed to a woman, when it comes to refereeing," Silver said.
Besides all the other idiotic things about his reasoning that have already been pointed out, is the above even true?

I would think men would have an inherent advantage for being a ref in a sport like basketball


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
Will 50% of nba cheerleaders be male ?


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
this place would melt over that as well


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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
Becky Hammon GOAT


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GenesChin
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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I would think men would have an inherent advantage for being a ref in a sport like basketball


Why? I don't see how being a guy I would have an "inherent advantage" in
1) Knowing rules of the game
2) Able to recognize rule violations & blow the whistle



I don't see a problem with the NBA trying to increse the size/quality of their referee candidate pool

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NBA teams should be able to hire those who they think is the best hire for them, be it a man or woman



This begs the question, what defines "best hire"

A financially motivated team may see a financial benefit from trying to increase female fan base if it comes at an acceptable cost of existing male fans.


A lot of pro sports teams prioritize $ over winning
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Ryan3232
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
If this actually happens, its going to be a problem. Im not against female referees as much as I dont see NBA full grown male athletes following under the leadership of female coaching. Jmho. But with what I said, im okay with a few female refs who can handle it. The 50/50 thing is stupid.
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lsupride87
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re: Adam “Woke” Silver: I want 50% of new NBA officials and coaches to be women
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Why? I don't see how being a guy I would have an "inherent advantage" in
1) Knowing rules of the game
2) Able to recognize rule violations & blow the whistle



The game moves quick. Maybe slight, but I think being quicker as well would be of some advantage.
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I don't see a problem with the NBA trying to increse the size/quality of their referee candidate pool
Nobody does. But that isnt what he is proposing. Women are already in the talent pool


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