Transformative year: Black coaches now lead 50% of NBA teams

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, speaks with coach Ime Udoka during NBA basketball practice in San Francisco, Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)

SAN FRANCISCO — It’s an annual occurrence in the NBA. Teams change head coaches and the roster of candidates who should get those jobs starts getting bandied about, and especially in recent years those lists almost always included Black candidates.