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Report card underscores WNBA's diversity in ownership, coaches

Updated: July 29, 2008, 3:05 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The WNBA has received the first A-plus given in Richard Lapchick's annual diversity report card on race and gender.

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport study, which grades professional leagues on the number of participating women and minorities, shows women own three WNBA teams, up two from 2007 and one the previous year.

The number of minority head coaches and players increased, but there was a slight decrease in women and minority assistant coaches.

Lapchick, ...

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