Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was ecstatic to see seven new African American head coaches, including one for his own franchise, get hired in the NBA this offseason regardless of what the true motive may have been. “Whether it was because they were just trying to shut us up, or because they actually believed it was the right thing to do, it don’t matter to me. That representation is important,” Brown, a 24-year-old African American, told The Undefeated. “And that’s giving people access and resources that they need and deserve to have, especially former players. They deserve to have a seat at the table too, especially in coaching positions, as well as in-office positions, ownership positions. Those are important as well, especially if they’re qualified.
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Tom Orsborn: Lonnie will become a restricted FA at the end of this season, but he said his focus at the moment is on “just playing”: “I ain’t worried about the contract. I think God willingly, I’ve got good karma, good energy around me. Things will turn out the way they are supposed to.”