With only three Black coaches before this week, that has caught the attention of many, including the group responsible for promoting the hiring and retention of minority coaches and executives.
“The recent dismissals of Brian Flores and David Culley is a disappointment given efforts to increase the representation of Black coaches as Head Coaches in the NFL,” Rod Graves, executive director of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, said in a statement issued on Friday afternoon. “
The eleven openings are eight coaches and three General Managers. Whether that results a real uptick in diverse hiring practices remains to be seen.