The Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder shared his views on the current state of social affairs in a phone call with reporters on Thursday.
“The road from complacency to collusion is a slippery slope. I think that as we educate ourselves more and more, complacency will gradually decline, and this is an opportunity to take action,” Snyder said.
Last week, jazz star Donovan Mitchell was strongly opposed Instagram Add a picture titled “HUPY JUNETEENTH” which reads “Free-Since 1865, it has become popular”.
“There are a lot of positive comments about Donovan’s post. That is to say, there are also some offensive comments that are things that we can never tolerate,” Snyder said while defending his star.
Snyder is a member of the NBA Coach Association’s Racial Discrimination and Reform Committee and participated in the Salt Lake City’s 16th event to support social justice education.
“I don’t think it’s a defensive challenge for us. That being said, it’s not always an accusatory statement. We don’t need to defend what we hear. We need to deal with it, try to understand, because By then, when we have a deeper understanding, we can start a dialogue and start looking for ways we can unite.” Snyder said.
The NBA Race Injustice and Reform Association coaching committee plans to continue to provide its players with a platform for making social reform statements.