Celtics news: Brad Stevens breaks 3-year Twitter silence to express support in fight against racial injustice
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Celtics coach Brad Stevens breaks 3-year Twitter silence to express support in fight against racial injustice

Brad Stevens, Celtics, Barack Obama

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens broke his three-year Twitter silence to join Barack Obama and others in their fight against racial injustice.

Stevens was one of the coaches who made a joint statement on the death of George Floyd, vowing to help change the longstanding wave of racism and conformism with the way African Americans and people of color are treated in the United States:

The Celtics coach also thanked former President Barack Obama, who took initiative and wrote out a plan to instill change in society by helping activists turn their passion into concrete changes:

This was the first time the Celtics coach had tweeted since expressing support for his Butler Bulldogs, as they beat out Middle Tennessee in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament by a score of 74-65:

Stevens hadn’t coached the Bulldogs since 2013, taking Butler to five NCAA Tournament appearances in his six years with the program, including back-to-back national title games in 2010 and 2011.

The Celtics helmsman isn’t the most active on social media, but it’s unlike him to miss a chance to speak up for those without the platform to do so. With no basketball happening anytime soon, his best bet was taking matters to social media to voice his support and call for action.

Stevens joined Lloyd Pierce, Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich, and many others who lead teams that are predominantly African American, vowing to use their visibility as household names to help make a change.

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