EIn an NBA dominated by African-American players, for years he drew attention the shortage of black coaches. A trend that seems to be changing in recent seasons and that has become more latent than ever this past summer with seven of the eight vacancies covered by black coaches in a change that no longer seems casual.
One of the benches that has joined this revolution has been the Boston Celtics, who have given the reins to Ime Udoka. A technician who arrives at the Garden thanks, in addition to his experience, to the work of a Jaylen Brown He pleaded with Brad Stevens to hire an African-American technician.
“If they are qualified, they deserve a seat at the table, on the benches and in those positions that have historically been occupied by white men. I don’t care if they did it just to shut us up or because they really thought it was the right decision.. I do not mind. That representation is important, “said Brown.
The Celtics guard understands that the decision may be controversial, but he barely gives it importance: “People still disagree and may say that he is unqualified, that he got the job because he is black. There are already people who have said that in the media. That’s bullshit. There are a lot of blacks who can do that job and deserve a seat at that table. “