NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women as referees and coaches

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants women to make up half of all new referees joining the league.

(CNN)NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women in the league.

Speaking Thursday at the Economic Club of Washington, Silver said he wants women to make up half of all new referees joining the NBA, and he wants teams to hire women as coaches as well.
"It's an area, frankly, where I've acknowledged that I'm not sure how it was that it remained so male-dominated for so long," Silver said of officiating. "Because it's an area of the game