Brad Stevens breaks Twitter silence to endorse need for change after George Floyd’s death

Brad Stevens isn’t very active on Twitter. In fact, his last tweet before Monday came during March Madness in 2017 when his former team, Butler University, was making its NCAA Tournament run.

Stevens broke his three-year Twitter silence Monday morning with two tweets, both of which stressed the importance of making real change to combat racial injustice in America following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

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The first tweet from Stevens was his support of the NBA Coaches Association’s statement on Floyd’s death.

The second tweet was a message from Stevens regarding former President Barack Obama’s article that he wrote for Medium titled, «How to Make This Moment The Turning Point For Real Change.» 

Boston Celtics players have taken an active role over the last week in calling for change and engaging in peaceful protests.

Celtics guard and Georgia native Jaylen Brown made the long drive from Boston to Atlanta to lead a peaceful protest Saturday. Celtics centers Enes Kanter and Vincent Poirier, and guard Marcus Smart also joined protesters in Boston on Sunday.

The Celtics released their own statement Sunday, which included the following passage: «We stand with our players, employees, partners, and fans in being committed to championing the change we need.»

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