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Sean Miller addresses recent social unrest

Posted at 6:31 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 21:35:22-04

TUCSON, Arizona — Sports teams have gone from talking about social distancing, to talking about the current social unrest.

Arizona Basketball head coach Sean Miller was one of the many who put out statements supporting players who are active in promoting social change.

"When something like that {George Floyd death} happens in our country that affects everyone in such an emotional way, it's what we are thinking a lot about, and working together to help our players," said Miller this week in a long-awaited season ending news conference.

Miller also says the topic of systemic police racism isn’t a new one to his players.

"This one incident didn't spur emotions inside of them. They've had these emotions since as far back as they were in grade school. There were things that happened in their own life, or within their family, or their neighborhood, or things they have witnessed on television, or things they have read about their whole life."