Few can deny that the NFL has made gains in hiring black head coaches. Two have won the Super Bowl in the last three years.

But the bigger question, says theroot.com, is whether that progress is sustainable.

The picture is less than promising, the writer concludes.

Head coaches generally are promoted from the ranks of lead assistants — offensive or defensive coordinators. And of the 60 coordinators now employed in the NFL, only nine are African-American.

Read the full article at theroot.com.

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