Warriors coach Steve Kerr sounds off on Tennessee school shooting, police killing of Daunte Wright
Another case of gun violence has shaken America once again after the Daunte Wright and the Tennessee school shootings. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr tagged it as another “sad day” in the country and at the same time, shared his sympathies with the victim and their respective families.
News broke on Monday of the killing of the 20-year-old Wright at the hands of a police officer in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center on Sunday. Reports revealed that there are no evidences Wright was armed and threatened the police officers involved in the traffic stop.
In the past, Kerr is usually fraught with emotions regarding such news. But this time, the Warriors coach just seemed tired and sick that another Black man has fallen at the hands of cops.
“My reaction,” Kerr said, per Monte Pool on NBC Sports, “is just another sad day in America.
“We didn’t have any conversations about postponing our game tonight. I heard the news after shootaround, and it did not surprise me that the Twins and Timberwolves postponed their games given that the Derek Chauvin trial [began] last week and just how fragile everything is there in Minneapolis.”
Apart from the Wright killing, Kerr’s thoughts are the with victims of the school shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee on Monday. According to reports, one man was killed and a police officer was wounded.
“I’m just thinking about the victims and their families and hoping they can find some peace,” the Warriors coach added. “It’s just such a terrible thing.”
As Steve Kerr noted, Minnesota sports teams, the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Timberwolves called off their games. Protests have been going on due to the Chauvin trial. And the Wright killing has triggered more Minneapolis citizens to run to the streets to let their voices heard.