The outspoken Celtics star took to Twitter on Tuesday evening to comment on a relationship he observed between playoff success in the 2021 NBA playoffs and head coaching choices, tweeting “Analytics: 7 nba teams are remaining 4 are lead by African American head coaches.” When one considers the NBA only has one other African American head coach at present, Brown’s statement is all the more impactful.
Analytics : 7 nba teams are remaining 4 are lead by African American head coaches
– Jaylen Brown June 15, 2021
Former Celtic Terry Rozier replied to Brown’s observation shortly after, tweeting in response “Tell em analyze that.”
It should probably come as no surprise that players such as Brown see a connection between being led by an African American and player success at the highest level given his previous interest in the representation of people of color in the media.
Tell em analyze that
– Terry Rozier June 15, 2021
“How Black men are looked at and represented in culture is important,” Brown said in an interview with PEOPLE magazine in late 2020. “To try to change some of those narratives in media is a great effort.”
From what we are seeing the Georgia native talking about on his Twitter account, it seems Brown is trying to bend his platform to that end himself.