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NFL | Looking to adjust Rooney Rule

Eight NFL teams have hired new head coaches and seven more filled general manager positions. None of those jobs went to a minority. As a result, 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. "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 the NFL's executive vice president of human resources Robert Gulliver. "The Rooney Rule has been a valuable tool in expanding diversity and inclusion in hiring practices, but there is more work to do, especially around increasing and strengthening the pipeline of diverse candidates for head coach and senior football executive positions."

2013-01-19 07:15:16 | Source: The Associated Press

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