National Basketball Coaches Association Membership Statement on the Death of George Floyd

National Basketball Coaches Association Membership Statement on the Death of George Floyd

NEW YORK, June 1, 2020 – Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the family of George Floyd.

As NBA coaches – both head and assistant coaches — we lead groups of men, most of whom are African American, and we see, hear and share their feelings of disgust, frustration, helplessness and anger.

The events of the past few weeks – police brutality, racial profiling and the weaponization of racism are shameful, inhumane and intolerable.

As a diverse group of leaders, we have a responsibility to stand up and speak out for those who don’t have a voice – and to stand up and speak out for those who don’t feel it is safe to do so.

Witnessing the murder of George Floyd in cold blood and in broad daylight has traumatized our nation, but the reality is that African Americans are targeted and victimized on a daily basis.  As NBA coaches, we cannot treat this as an isolated incident of outrage.

We are committed to working in our NBA cities with local leaders, officials and law enforcement agencies to create positive change in our communities.  We have the power and platform to affect change, and we will use it.

 

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Head Coaches: KennyAtkinson J.B.Bickerstaff JamesBorrego JimBoylen ScottBrooks BrettBrown MikeBudenholzer RickCarlisle DwaneCasey SteveClifford MikeD’Antoni BillyDonovan DavidFizdale AlvinGentry TaylorJenkins SteveKerr MichaelMalone NateMcMillan MikeMiller NickNurse LloydPierce GreggPopovich DocRivers RyanSaunders QuinSnyder ErikSpoelstra BradStevens TerryStotts StanVanGundy JacqueVaughn FrankVogel LukeWalton MontyWilliams

 

Assistant Coaches: RonAdams DavidAdelman DavidAdkins DavidAkinyooye JeromeAllen MalikAllen StaceyAugmon RandyAyers BrandonBailey BryanBailey VinBaker D.J.Bakker MikeBatiste BillBayno JohnBeckett BobBeyer VinBhavnani NateBjorkgren JosephBlair StevenBlake DavidBliss JennyBoucek RyanBowen JoeBoylan MattBrase BretBrielmaier MikeBrown TonyBrown JohnBryant JohnnieBryant TravonBryant MarkBryant JudBuechler DanielBurke JeffBzdelik KalebCanales SamCassell JeremyCastleberry MauriceCheeks JarellChristian JarronCollins DeanCooper TyroneCorbin  DanCraig QuintonCrawford MarkDaigneault OctavioDeLaGrana PatDelany ChrisDeMarco A.J.Diggs BrittniDonaldson J.D.Dubois TimDuncan ChipEngelland JordiFernandez ChrisFinch ChrisFleming ChadForcier GregFoster BruceFraser CoreyGaines DutchGaitley MarlonGarnett BryanGates DanGeriot JonGoodwillie LindsayGottlieb WillieGreen LarryGreer TimGrgurich AdrianGriffin BrettGunning ZachGuthrie DarvinHam BeckyHammon PhilHandy KevinHanson LindseyHarding WillHardy AdamHarrington DanHartfield JayHernandez SteveHetzel ArmondHill CaseyHill MattHill LionelHollins MelvinHunt ChadIske NieleIvey RoyalIvey BobbyJackson AlexJensen ChrisJent MitchellJohnson PopeyeJones BradJones RexKalamian BrianKeefe JasonKidd CharlesKlask IgorKokoskov BruceKreutzer AntonioLang JayLarranaga KaraLawson CharlesLee VinceLegarza NateLoenser MichaelLongabardi JoshLongstaff SidneyLowe JohnLucas TyronnLue JoeMazzulla DavidMcClure JohnMcCullough AlexMcLean JamelleMcMillan JesseMermuys NateMitchell JimMoran ScottMorrison JamahlMosley PatrickMutombo NatalieNakase RonaldNored MicahNori JimO’Brien BrendanO’Connor DeanOliver DaleOsbourne JordanOtt J.J.Outlaw RobertPack JanneroPargo MikePenberthy ScooniePenn VitalyPotapenko PabloPrigioni ChrisQuinn DarkoRajakovic RoyRana RoyRogers MichaelRuffin JimSann SergioScariolo StephenSilas MilesSimon LamarSkeeter KeithSmart NevenSpahija TiagoSplitter PatrickSt.Andrews KarenStack-Umlauf KamranSufi BenjaminSullivan PatSullivan SeanSweeney MikeTerpstra NathanTibbetts JayTriano ElstonTurner ImeUdoka WesUnseld ElvisValcarcel DavidVanterpool FredVinson JeffWatkinson MikeWeinar JohnWelch MikeWells MikeWilks BrystonWilliams ToddWright JamieYoung KevinYoung AlexZampier