To be objective, there are 32 of these jobs in the world, and a lot of these coaches have spent most of their lives working towards an opportunity for one of these jobs. It’s competitive in its very nature.What's really disappointing to me is the lack support Flores is getting from the white coaches. Have any come out in support of him? Or are they all playing "I'm not racist because I hired I blah blah assistant coach 10 years ago".
If the white head coaches are serious about the Rooney Rule a.k.a "I'm not taking this job unless you show me you've strongly considered a minority candidate" it might invigorate equitable hiring practices that are now just a checkbox away from hiring their white buddies.
It would also be a great help for Flores and systematic racism in general if a white coach came out and said, "Yeah the minority interviews were a sham, the hiring committee told me I had the gig before the other interviews". Someone needs to be brave on the white ally side and sadly I don't think it will be BB
You’re asking a whole lot for a guy on the edge of realizing his life’s work to ask his billionaire employer to pump the brakes and make sure they have gotten some “real interviews” in with minority candidates before accepting.