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 6 days ago '07        #1
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Stephen A. Smith Questions If NBA Needs Rooney Rule After Kings Hire Luke Walton
 

 
ESPN's Stephen A. Smith called for an NBA version of the Rooney Rule after the Sacramento Kings hired Luke Walton as their coach without conducting any other interviews.

"I'm definitely happy for Luke Walton. I think he deserves to be a head coach in this league and deserves to be given a good opportunity, which did not happen in LA as far as I'm concerned. But damn, he had the job before he left the Lakers' facility," Smith said on Monday's First Take.

"I mean, do I need to start calling for a 'Rooney Rule' in basketball? I mean, see, this is stuff like this that really gets on my nerves because I'm gonna say it again: This don't happen for black men. This don't happen for minorities, this kind of stuff. Somebody needs to say it, so damn it, I'm gonna say it. The reality of the situation is that Luke Walton has won 40 percent of his games. Did he get screwed over in LA? Without question. I don't like what happened to him this year and I'm happy he got the job, but you don't even leave the facility before you are in negotiations."

The Lakers and Walton agreed to part ways after three seasons on April 12. The Kings, who had fired Dave Joerger a day earlier, hired Walton over the weekend and announced the move Monday.

ďI have known Luke for many years and I am so excited to welcome him and his family to the Sacramento Kings,Ē Kings general manager Vlade Divac said in a statement. ďI look forward to his leadership on the court as we work to build a winning culture for many years to come.Ē

The NFL's Rooney Rule requires teams to interview at least one minority candidate for head coaching and high front-office positions before making a hire. The rule has had some success, though there are currently only four minority head coaches.

The NBA currently has seven minority head coaches.

Among the four major professional sports leagues, the NBA is largely considered the most diverse. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sports gave the NBA an A+ rating for its racial hiring practices and a B for its gender hiring practices last year. The NBA was given an overall grade of A for diversity.

The NFL, by contrast, was given a B overall grade by the same institute. Major League Baseball was given a C+/B- grade.

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119 comments for "Stephen A. Smith Questions If NBA Needs Rooney Rule After Kings Hire Luke Walton"

 6 days ago '15        #2
roddy got white 93 heat pts93
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What's the point of mandatory interviews if you already got the man for the job?

No obstacle put forth would change the fact that a team will hire who they want to hire
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 6 days ago '06        #3
soso24 72 heat pts72
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Dude did this with Steve Kerr and you see how that turned out...
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 6 days ago '05        #4
Panopticon 56 heat pts56
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I thought the same thing. Dude got a job awfully fu*king quick. But when you're the son of basketball royalty, the son of a hall of famer, you get doors open to you that others don't.
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 6 days ago '09        #5
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 soso24 said
Dude did this with Steve Kerr and you see how that turned out...
You tap dancing
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 6 days ago '17        #6
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Thank you!!!

Dude was the worst coach in the NBA last season by a wide margin.
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 6 days ago '04        #7
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Rooney Rule is garbage. Got NFL teams wasting black head coaches' time for interviews just for them not to get the job. Why would this beneficial?

The Kings knew who they wanted and they went for it. He's a young coach who can help their young team. That was supposed to be his role on the Lakers but they ended up getting LeBron
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 6 days ago '05        #8
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I agree 100%.

 6 days ago '16        #9
TrillPeez 12 heat pts12
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I really fu*kin hate the Rooney rule. Stop giving us interviews with no intention of hiring us. It's bullsh*t.
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 6 days ago '17        #10
Harasnart 5 heat pts
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3 years of 30 wins.. gets another huge contract after getting fired.

This ain’t no black man.
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 6 days ago '04        #11
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Which other black coaches would be good for the job?

Tyronn Lue? Mike Brown? Brian Shaw?

All are as worse than Luke.
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 6 days ago '18        #12
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n*gga LeBron already had deals done with Miami, Cleveland, & the Lakers before joining them

sh*t always has to turn into some racial victim mentality sh*t

There's a lot of diversity in the NBA right now when it comes to head coaches..what you want all 30 teams to have a black head coach?

We have a lot of black head coaches in the league right now, instead of saluting them you're undermining them by turning Luke's opportunity into a poor me sh*t

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 6 days ago '10        #13
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Lakers r most likely going to hire a black coach tho... black coaches r being interviewed for other openings as well.. I like screamin a bit he needs to get all the way outta here with this sh*t..
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 6 days ago '16        #14
MHP Trotty 492 heat pts492
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 NBA said
n*gga LeBron already had deals done with Miami, Cleveland, & the Lakers before joining them

sh*t always has to turn into some racial victim mentality sh*t

There's a lot of diversity in the NBA right now when it comes to head coaches..what you want all 30 teams to have a black head coach?

We have a lot of black head coaches in the league right now, instead of saluting them you're undermining them by turning Luke's opportunity into a poor me sh*t

We have 6.

For a league that’s 80% black that is ridiculous. This is not the NFL, it’s not deep rooted plantation mentality in the NBA where the typically white QB is the face of the franchise even if he’s not the best player on the team.


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 6 days ago '16        #15
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 refuze said
Which other black coaches would be good for the job?

Tyronn Lue? Mike Brown? Brian Shaw?

All are as worse than Luke.
They all are more accomplished than Luke.

What kind of success does Luke have to speak about? Winning 35 games last year? Being a 4th seed in December? Iím trying to figure out how a guy with 3 NBA Finals appearances & a ring is a ďworseĒ coach than Luke Walton. Because LeBron won it by himself, right? Then why did Luke accomplish nothing with LeBron this year? Chime in.
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 6 days ago '06        #16
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 TriniSoldier said
You tap dancing
Not really... SAS need a new deck... All 52 race cards been played at this point... He hyped up Magic as the savior for the Lakers with no GM experience and you see how that turned out... Kerr at least had GM experience before being hired as a head coach... And the same energy wasn't shown for Derek Fisher bum a*s being hired by Phil.
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 6 days ago '18        #17
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 MHP Trotty said
We have 6.

For a league thatís 80% black that is ridiculous. This is not the NFL, itís not deep rooted plantation mentality in the NBA where the typically white QB is the face of the franchise even if heís not the best player on the team.
Lloyd Pierce (ATL) - Black

James Borrego (CHA) - First Latin Head Coach

Larry Drew (CLE) - Black

Dwane Casey (DET) - Black

Nate McMillan (IND) - Black

Erik Spoelstra (MIA) - First Asian American Head Coach in Four Major North American Sport Leagues

David Fizdale (NY) - Black

Doc Rivers (LAC) - Black

J.J. Bickerstaff (MEM) - Black

Alvin Gentry (NOP) - Black

Igor Kokoskov (PHX) - Serbian - First coach born and raised outside of North America to be hired as a head coach in the NBA.

Jason Kidd retired & was hired as a head coach that same summer - Black

Stop with this victim mentality sh*t.. we can also start naming all the black head coaches who've coached in the NBA throughout history

If you want we can start talking about all the black men who currently hold or have held positions in front offices

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 6 days ago '16        #18
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 TrillPeez said
I really fu*kin hate the Rooney rule. Stop giving us interviews with no intention of hiring us. It's bullsh*t.
If these guys donít get their name out there, then there is basically no chance they are going to be pursued by a NBA team. This ainít the NFL where we can prove ourselves running an offense or defense to show our worth. It takes years upon years of sitting on a bench until you end up on a contenderís bench and can use that to get a head job.

Itís guys like Ellie, Armstrong, Cassell, Ham, Silas, Popeye Jones, Posey, Rogers, etc who not getting any looks on the strength of the perception they donít know Xs and Os.
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 6 days ago '07        #19
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one of the few times I agree with him. I was happy for Luke that he got another team but couldn't help but think about all the black coaches that got passed up.

 6 days ago '16        #20
TrillPeez 12 heat pts12
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 MHP Trotty said
If these guys donít get their name out there, then there is basically no chance they are going to be pursued by a NBA team. This ainít the NFL where we can prove ourselves running an offense or defense to show our worth. It takes years upon years of sitting on a bench until you end up on a contenderís bench and can use that to get a head job.

Itís guys like Ellie, Armstrong, Cassell, Ham, Silas, Popeye Jones, Posey, Rogers, etc who not getting any looks on the strength of the perception they donít know Xs and Os.
Uh huh...so you would've preferred a couple black coaches be interviewed even though they had no shot of being hired?

 6 days ago '17        #21
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Mike Brown was cashing checks from 3 different teams at the same time
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 6 days ago '16        #22
MHP Trotty 492 heat pts492
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 NBA said
Lloyd Pierce (ATL) - Black

James Borrego (CHA) - First Latin Head Coach

Larry Drew (CLE) - Black

Dwane Casey (DET) - Black

Nate McMillan (IND) - Black

Erik Spoelstra (MIA) - First Asian American Head Coach in Four Major North American Sport Leagues

David Fizdale (NY) - Black

Doc Rivers (LAC) - Black

J.J. Bickerstaff (MEM) - Black

Alvin Gentry (NOP) - Black

Igor Kokoskov (PHX) - Serbian - First coach born and raised outside of North America to be hired as a head coach in the NBA.

Jason Kidd retired & was hired as a head coach that same summer - Black

Stop with this victim mentality sh*t.. we can also start naming all the black head coaches who've coached in the NBA throughout history

If you want we can start talking about all the black men who currently hold or have held positions in front offices

Drew - fired after 1 season
Bickerstaff - fired after 1 season

Iím talking about black coaches you throwing out 2 guys who arenít black like they have a similar experience in America when it comes to positions like these. Sure thatís great they got an opportunity but thatís an absolute reach.

Where is this victim mentality? Iím telling you exactly whatís going on but you so caught up trying to pretend weíre in a post-racial society to hear me. Itís no ďpoor me we will never overcomeĒ. So you can eat a d*ck with that lil bro. Itís ďthere are 6 coaches in the NBA who are African American in a league that is 80% African American playersĒ and that is unacceptable. That needs to change in the NBA & college but there is no progress that is going to be made pretending that those opportunities are not readily available for black coaches. 50% is due to perception they canít coach the other 50% is we arenít in position to put people who look like us on.

You can run off every name that comes into your head. I can do this with you all night until I get off. You not saying nothing I donít have a retort for.
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 6 days ago '12        #23
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 refuze said
Rooney Rule is garbage. Got NFL teams wasting black head coaches' time for interviews just for them not to get the job. Why would this beneficial?

The Kings knew who they wanted and they went for it. He's a young coach who can help their young team. That was supposed to be his role on the Lakers but they ended up getting LeBron
the point of the rooney rule is to help black candidates get some exposure. not exactly to just give a black man a job. youd be surprised how many candidates just DONT get looked at all but have great credentials
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 6 days ago '13        #24
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 TriniSoldier said
You tap dancing
The fact that a black man can't question any race baiting narrative on bx without being accused of this is exactly why 99% of threads inevitably become racial discussions to begin with. There's zero policing of this bullsh*t coming from within.

Free thought bad

Hive mind good




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 6 days ago '16        #25
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 TrillPeez said
Uh huh...so you would've preferred a couple black coaches be interviewed even though they had no shot of being hired?
Yes, Iíd like to see some kind of effort to speak to black coaches.

Throwing your arms in the air and saying ďitís no pointĒ is some defeatist sh*t.

Getting the interview is already 80% of the process, youíre in control for the next 20% to even be considered.
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