NBA Coaches Association Creates Committee to Combat Against Police Brutality and Racial Profiling

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Multiple NBA coaches have banded together for social justice in response to George Floyd's death. | Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

As the NBA sees its players take to the streets and social media to protest George Floyd's death, the league has made yet another decision with social issues at the forefront.

Following an internal statement from commissioner Adam Silver, multiple NBA coaches have formed a committee and taken a significant step to combating police brutality and racial injustice in the US.

Spearheaded by some of the NBA's most vocal coaches, including Steve Kerr, Gregg Popovich and David Fizdale, the National Basketball Coaches Association formed an organization designed to combat issues at the heart of Floyd's death and the players' minds.

Specifically, the committee will aim to fight racial injustice and pursue social reform through targeted solutions across the NBA's cities. Multiple virtual meetings have occurred among the league's coaches, with another set for Tuesday to plan action as soon as possible.

One of their first steps, however, was in delivering a powerful statement denouncing Floyd's death. An excerpt states, "[w]e are committed to working in our NBA cities with local leaders, officials and law enforcement agencies to create positive change in our communities. We have the power and platform to affect change, and we will use it."

It is one coach's -- Lloyd Pierce of the Atlanta Hawks -- goal to bring every one of the game's leaders into the movement. With 33 current and former head coaches and almost 180 assistants already signing the NBCA's statement, Pierce's goal is well underway and there's incredible excitement for what this committee can accomplish in the future.