• NFL says hiring of coaches and General Managers reflects “disappointing lack of diversity”

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jan 18, 2013
    “While there has been full compliance with the interview requirements of the Rooney Rule and we wish the new head coaches and general managers much success, the hiring results this year have been unexpected and reflect a disappointing lack of diversity,” said NFL executive V.P. "While there has been full compliance with the interview requirements of the Rooney Rule and we wish the new head coaches and general managers much success, the hiring results this year have been unexpected and reflect a disappointing lack of diversity," Robert Gulliver, the NFL's executive vice president of human resources, said in a statement. "We have already started the process of developing a plan for additional steps that will better ensure more diversity and inclusion on a regular basis in our hiring results. Eight teams hired new coaches and seven more filled general manager positions with the New York Jets completing their search by hiring John Idzik. This year, eight NFL head coaches were fired.  Now the league is considering revisions to the "Rooney Rule," which mandates that teams must interview at least one minority candidate for front-office and head coaching jobs.

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