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Quin Snyder Joins NBA Committee To Combat Racism

Jun 1, 2020, 12:02 PM | Updated: 12:09 pm
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Head coach Quin Snyder reacts during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on October 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NBA Coaches Association is forming a committee to combat racism, racial profiling and police brutality. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the committee includes Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder.

In a memo released Monday, the NBACA said it was “committed to working in our NBA cities with local leaders, officials and law enforcement agencies to create positive change in our communities.”

Snyder joins several NBA coaches on the committee. San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr, Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce, former New York Knicks coach David Fizdale, Cleveland Cavaliers coach JB Bickerstaff, and former NBA coach Stan Van Gundy are also members of the committee.

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

More than 200 current and former NBA head and assistant coaches signed the memo.

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

NBA Players Protest

Several NBA players marched in protest over the weekend. Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson posted several photos on Instagram of a march he attended.

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Many members of the Jazz organization took to social media to express their feelings on the events over the past week.

On Sunday, Jazz owner Gail Miller issued a statement Floyd’s death amid protests in the state of Utah.

 

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