Dr. Richard Lapchick to Advise NBA

Richard E. LapchickAccording to a recent AP article, the NBA has retained Dr. Richard Lapchick, an authority on race relations and diversity, for help with the fallout from Donald Sterling’s racist remarks that were captured on an audio recording.  Lapchick, who authors a racial and gender report card for each sports league, has reviewed the NBA’s diversity efforts and hiring practices, and reported on the effects of Sterling’s comments and actions, a league official says Monday.

You may remember Dr. Lapchick, director of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport, from his standing-ovation-worthy presentation during Generation W.  “Sports have the opportunity to bring about gender and cultural change,” said Dr. Lapchick.  “The power of sport can bring about positive social change.”

We will continue to follow his involvement with this story.