College basketball coaching groups endorse WCC’s ‘Russell Rule’ to diversify hiring

August 12, 2020 By

A new rule that aims to diversify the hiring pools in collegiate sports is gaining momentum around the country.

On Wednesday, both the National Association of Basketball Coaches and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association endorsed The Russell Rule, the West Coast Conference’s new policy that will require the inclusion of one minority candidate on the list of finalists for every top vacancy in the league and asked leagues around the country to adopt it.

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