An annual report released by the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport found that the NBA continues to be a leader when it comes to gender and racial diversity.
The AP reports the institute gave the NBA its highest-ever combined score of 92.2 — an A-plus for race and an A-minus for gender.
It is the only men's pro sports league with that high a grade.
Here are some highlights from the AP's report of the study:
-- 42 percent of the professional positions in the NBA are held by women.
-- 36 percent are held by people of color.
-- 83 percent of the league's players were people of color.
-- 78 percent were African-American.
-- In the top office, 22 percent of senior administrative positions were held by minorities.
-- Women held 27 percent of those positions.