stan Van Gundy is doing some reflections, adn that’s always a good thing.
The Pistons head coach says he has used the term ”posse” before, and it was always in regards to black players, not whites.
His admission comes after LeBron James crushed Knicks President Phil Jackson for using the word in an interview to describe James’ friends and business partners.
Rather than use the word business partners, Jackson got lazy, comparing what Maverick Carter and company do, to some type of wild, rap entourage.
Van Gundy was reflective when thinking about his own words, calling on people to be more aware of their language and attitudes.
”I’m going to be perfectly honest here, I’ve used that word before, OK,” Van Gundy said, ”and when that all came out I had to ask myself, have I ever used that word before with a white player, and the answer is no. So, I think, look, you have to be aware of the language and you have to be aware a little bit of your own biases if you’re going to overcome them and so I took that seriously.”
Van Gundy, said he never used the term publicly but had in general conversation with people he knows, and ”it has never been in conjunction with a white player.”
Kudos to Van Gundy for seeing his wrong, and more reflections would definitely make this country better.