NFL commissioner speaks on the lack of minority coaches in the NFL

The NFL has a total of five minoritry head coaches.

by Dzevad Mesic
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NFL commissioner speaks on the lack of minority coaches in the NFL

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has admitted that the league fell short in terms of increasing the number of minority head coaches this offseason. This offseason, former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores sued the NFL and three NFL teams for alleging racial discrimination in his pursuit of a head coach job.

"We believe in diversity," Goodell said, per ESPN. "We believe it has made us stronger. People who have come into the league who are diverse have been very successful and made us better, and we just have to do a better job. ...

Is there another thing that we can do to make sure that we're attracting the best talent and making our league more inclusive? If I had the answer right now, I would give it to you. I would have implemented it."

Goodell: The NFL will try to find ways to resolve the matter

"I think we have to continue to look and find and step back and say, 'We're not doing a good enough job here.'

We need to find better solutions and better outcomes. Let's find more effective policies. Let's make sure everyone understands. Let's make sure that we're looking at diversity and incentivizing that for everybody in our building," Goodell added.

"... We're not having the success we want with head coaches. How do we evolve that rule, or do we have to have a new rule? Do we need to find some other way of being able to achieve that outcome? I think we're not going to rest until we find that, until we get those outcomes that are mandatory for us to move forward and have an inclusive league." After Flores sued the NFL and three NFL teams, he was still in the running for the head coach position at the Houston Texans. In the end, Flores wasn't selected. The NFL currently has a total of five minority head coaches.

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