NBA coaches intent on using 'power and platform to effect change'
The Warriors' Steve Kerr (Screengrab)

NBA coaches are taking a stand.Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce last week spoke out against racism and the case of George Floyd, who died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer was recorded pressing his knee onto Floyd’s neck as he lay on the ground in handcuffs for nearly nine minutes. The officer, Derek Chauvin, has since been charged.When Pierce shared his thoughts, he mentioned that it was about more than words and expressing emotion — it’s about taking action to address the issue.As a member of a seven-person committee that the National Basketball Coaches Association created to discuss issues ...

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