Boston Celtics players have been taking an active role in using their platform for good, and Brad Stevens couldn’t be happier to see it.
And during a conference call with the media Tuesday, the Celtics head coach shared that over the weekend he wrote a letter to his players.
“I wrote a letter to our guys this weekend, and it took me a while to put down exactly what I wanted to say,” Stevens said on the call. “The thing I wanted them to know was every decent person is hurting. Every decent person feels the pain of the African-American community, but I also don’t want to pretend like I know the exact distinction. What I wanted them to know was I’m with them. I thought that was really important.”
Stevens has been trying to join his players in taking an active role for good, beginning by breaking a yearslong Twitter silence to tweet out in support of messages from former President Barack Obama and the NBA Coaches Association.