Timberwolves HC Ryan Sanders discuss George Freud and privileges
After the tragedy of George Floyd, Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Ryan Saunders met with his team to learn and learn.
Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, was killed on Monday under the restraint of the Minneapolis police.
The police officer has now been charged with third-degree murder and saw him kneeling on Freud’s neck and cutting off the airflow in a widely watched video.
The 34-year-old Saunders, who once served as the head coach of the Wolves, listened to the players’ concerns after the terrible game and the subsequent protests.
He shared his motivation with ESPN.
“I am a white man in a leading position. I dare not believe in the fact that I have not experienced some things that we personally have to experience. Therefore, I want to make sure that we are listeners because people have no experience at all, so they can never doubt Benefit, so we can get more education. I grew up in Minnesota and have been in poor condition for the past two days. Sometimes silence can be deafening. When we get [the] I think it ’s important to have the right things. “
“I am a white male in a leadership position, and I dare not believe that I have not experienced some of the things that we personally must experience.” How Ryan Saunders and Timberwolves responded to George Flo The death of George Floyd. https://t.co/8uDtP5YqPO
-Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 28, 2020
Through a zoom conference, Sanders listened to his team and employees while talking to Wolves players, coaches and executives.
Wolves guard Malik Beasley said: “Even if he is not African-American, he wants us to feel our presence in this regard.” “He did not try to force it. This is true. “
Gersson Rosas, president of Wolves basketball operations, said it was a great opportunity to use his time to help players.
Rosas said: “We want them to put their feelings and emotions on the table, and then try to get rid of pain and anger so that we can influence some positive changes.”
The Timberwolves and Minnesota Vikings issued a statement via social media in response to Floyd’s national anger, protests and riots after his death.
-Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) May 28, 2020
Other current and former NBA players have spoken on the matter, including Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James and Freud ’s former player and friend Stephen Jackson.