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Black basketball coaches hopeful over recent hiring trends for minority candidates

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And I think, although success has been ignored in the past, I think it's getting harder and harder to ignore the success that minority coaches, specifically African American coaches, are having at this juncture, at this time in our sport."North Carolina Central men's basketball coach LeVelle Moton said, however, that he worries that the recent hirings across the sport were reactive gestures to the current climate around social justice and diversity in America."A lot of those hirings came on the heels of the George Floyd situation a couple of years ago, and so my thing is always, can these opportunities and can these conversations continue when it's no longer a trending topic, whenever it's not a guilt trip for people to address these needs?" Moton said.Florida State men's hoops coach Leonard Hamilton, who got his first head-coaching job at Oklahoma State in 1986, said the recent trend shows there is a "window of opportunity" for Black coaches.

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