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05/29/2018

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Joseph Paredes

Of course women should be considered for high level coaching positions. Woman should be considered for any job opportunity as long as they are qualified. But, if I may speak frankly I wouldn't suggest women to aim for a male dominant field such as major league sports unless the woman are ready to fight for their rights. Honestly speaking the world is still stuck in their gender norms and gender roles, and the world will try to put these striving women "in their place". Ultimately I believe woman should try for success in any field they desire, but major league sports will require work.

yunhuwang

I think there is no difference between men and women in most positions, as long as you are qualified for that position. But each profession has its own particularities, and there are some potential rules. On the issue of the basketball coach, as long as she can train the whole team, it is entirely appropriate for her to hold this position. But for basketball coaches to wear high-heeled shoes is inappropriate, because the coach is to put into practical operations. Wearing high heels will affect her work.

malik alexander

the nba has taken huge steps in including women into the m=nba which they should have. when it could to sports the only thing that matter in winning and if he or she knows their stuff and hpw to win it shouldn't matter gender. it 2018 we should be moving past the sexest stuff.

Zaquanna

This was a great article presented by Pau Gasol. I love his illustrating of the critics that are against his opinions towards women coaches in the NBA. I personally believe in his opinions. More women need to be common in sports such as the NBA. We only idolize the men in the NBA but there is a lot of great women that go unnoticed. In this case, women coaches go unnoticed. A lot of people say that women should not be coaches because most of the men in the team would not approve. However, Pau presented that any men on his team approved of their coach and loved what she did as a woman coach for them. Gender biased activities need to be put to a stop because a woman can do as a man when it comes to any activity if they put their mind to it. I hope in the future that woman are more recognized in thew sports industry and I hope most of their work does not go unnoticed like it still is today.

Jamie

Pau Gasol is surely right about females being a coach because, as some may not be aware, women have been seen as a less dominant figure and should stick to cooking. I believe that females have the right to coach equally as a male coach. Pau Gasol's article was fantastic in expressing the reasons why females should be given a chance to coach and be equal with men. His personal examples of his home life shows that he has not been diving what a female should do and a male. I totally agree with Paw Gasol and loved how he helped stand up for females in general. Like Zaquanna said above, "Gender bias activities need to be put to a stop because a woman can do as a ,am when it comes to any activity if they put their mind to it".

Corey Childress

When it comes to women coaching in the NBA, I believe as long as they can win games nothing else matters. Fundamentally there isn't any reason why a female coach can't be as successful as long as they take the same approach to the game as any other coach and be given the same level of expectations as well. Anyone who says differently either doesn't know how basketball works, or is still living in the 1950's.

Derrick Lewis

Pau Gasol on gender. Women aren't qualified! Women aren't capable! Like Pau i too have heard it before and I agree when he said most people think it's absurd to think that that a woman can coach in the NBA. Just like pau, I think a woman can be just as or more qualified than her male counterparts. I remember a time when i was in middle school, and my mother coached my basketball team;all my friends thought it was funny that a woman was gonna teach us how to play basketball. Which was odd to me, because my mother is the one who taught me how to play in the first place. So, yes for me a woman can and should be one day a head coach of a NBA team.

Irie Snider

Yes, women should always be considered for high level of coaching. I agree with Gasol an his views. He explains his message very well and I would hope that most would see that he is right. His personal examples on his parents complete his article. Women coaches often go unnoticed and for this article he is making it noticeable. Overall, I agree with Gasol and hopefully more women become coaches in the NBA.

Eric Lynum Jr.

The NBA is one of the most progressive sports in the world. Its also helping change the culture of women in sports. Becky Hammond will get the opportunity to coach eventually in the NBA. You cant say that about most other sports. Gender bias has an unfortunate hold on the big leagues though. Like when camnewton said unprofessional comments towards a reporter because she was a woman. another. A lot of people think just because they don't or never played the game they don't understand or should have an opinion on the sport. This is completely ridiculous

Ben

I agree with the author that there shouldn't be a stigma against women coaching in the NBA. As he said early on, the only thing that really matters is that you're qualified and well equipped for the job, regardless of biological sex. If women are underrepresented then they may have a spotlight on them at certain times, but then that could also be used as extra motivation to perform well, exceed the role's expectations, and put much of the unfounded criticism to rest. Ultimately I think Gasol makes an excellent point that forward thinking shouldn't just stop at a particular industry like the NBA, but it should extend to all industries, and the most qualified person should get the job.

Tim Stein

Yes, I do think that Gasol's statement about the league opening up on European players and coaches supports his statement about female coaches in the NBA. Even though, as he stated it, it is not the exact the same situation with European coaches and female coaches, as the European coaches are still men. However, it shows that a process started in the league for more openness. Said openness is contemporary as it is a topic that is not only relevant to the NBA but the whole world. This openness might start with European coaches but hopefully will end with female or LGBTQ coaches in the league. Sticking to male coaches because it is a men's league seems outdated to me, as the league might miss out on the best basketball possible due to sticking to male coaches only. So overall it makes absolute sense for Gasol to mention European coaches to prove the point he made about female coaches in the league.

Latoya Howerton

This was a great story and interesting topic. I feel that if a woman is qualified for any career than so be it! I believe that a woman is capable of all things. And if being a NBA coach is a desire than go for it. There is no rule that only men can be coaches. Society has done a great job at separating the career jobs with gender profile. Which may be a result from the past with coaches only being men. Gasol used a great example, dad being a nurse and mom being a doctor and mom having the more dominant career job. should we say men are not able to be nurses!? Women can be NBA coach and get dressed to come to a game with suits and high heels!

Darryle Carpenter

Yes, women should be considered for positions in high level sports really any position in any field women should always be considered as long as they're qualified for the job. The NBA is one of the most progressive leagues in the world and I believe as time goes on the league will be filled with even more diversity and set an example for other professional sports leagues like the NFL or MLB to follow.

Charles Hawn

This article by Pau Gasol was excellent. I totally agree that women have the capability to coach in the NBA and should be looked at more seriously for coaching roles. If a woman is qualified, then she should be considered for the job without any hesitation. It is just a historical normality as to why there have only ever been male coaches in the league, and I believe it is time that the norm is broken. The story Gasol told at the beginning of the article was great for this topic. His dad being the nurse and his mom being the doctor is just another example of a social norm. I myself am in school right now as a male to become a nurse, and expect to see this social norm pop up in my life. It was a great article by Gasol and it pointed out a real problem in our society.

Rachel Blanchard

I personally like that Pau Gasol was not trying to argue that she was qualified to be an NBA coach, he was simply voicing his opinion on it and why she is such a great coach to him. Everyone is raised a different way, and he was raised seeing that there was no specific jobs for a gender. I think this essay is very important seeing as though there are on going arguments about gender in the world today. I agree with Pau Gasol, just because men normally coach for the NBA does not mean a woman can't live up to them.

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