Report: 76ers pushing to hire female scout

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NBA teams are gradually becoming more welcoming to women in basketball operations.

The 76ers apparently want to progress in that regard.

Keith Pompey of The Inquirer:

I wonder whether this report is about a particular woman or just hiring a woman in general.

There are far more women who understand basketball well enough to work in the NBA than are working in the NBA. That longstanding sexism has created a market inefficiency.

The 76ers should hire the best person for the job. That means assessing candidates on their merits, not their gender.

But by targeting an under-tapped demographic, the 76ers give themselves the best chance of finding the best person for the job.