Former pro athlete and sports exec discuss lack of racial equity in pro sports

The NFL has instituted some policy changes to the Rooney Rule designed to further enhance diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring practices. (Rick Osentoski, File/AP Photo)

Billy Knight, a veteran professional sports executive and the former general manager for the Atlanta Hawks, says there are so many barriers to landing front office positions for professional sports teams.  

Knight and C.J. Stewart, a former professional baseball player and the co-founder of the nonprofit L.E.A.D., were guests on Thursday’s edition of “Closer Look.”

They talked with program host Rose Scott about several professional sports-related topics, including athletes advocating for social justice and the lack of minority head coaches.