Published July 5, 2022 by ESPN
Mike Grier made history as the NHL’s first Black general manager when the San Jose Sharks announced his appointment to the position Tuesday.
“We hired the best general manager available,” Becher said. “Mike just happens to be Black. The focus was on finding the best candidate for the job.
“Having said that, it’s great. It’s part of our pioneering spirit, which is get the most out of everybody and expand the sport. San Jose is a very culturally diverse area as well. So I hope you do serve as an inspiration of lots of people.”
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