Around the Realm: Vivek and others named to NBA Social Justice Coalition Board

Sacramento chairman Vivek Ranadive will represent the Kings on a coalition including owners, players, and coaches.
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Vivek named to NBA Social Justice Coalition Board

Shams Charania of The Athletic reported the new members of the NBA’s Social Justice Coalition Board, including Sacramento Kings Chairman Vivek Ranadive.

Vivek has been a vocal advocate for social justice reform in his time as Kings chairman, so it’s no surprise to see him representing the team owners. Vivek has spoken out against racial injustice following the shooting of Stephon Clark, he’s marched with his players in protests, he’s partnered with the Milwaukee Bucks and other teams in the Team Up For Change Conference, and he helped turn the Golden 1 Center in a public polling station for the recent election.

Sterling Brown receives settlement from the City of Milwaukee

Sterling Brown, who is also now a member of the Social Justice Coalition Board, reached a settlement with the City of Milwaukee over his case.

The Team Up For Change conference was partially born from Brown’s case and the Bucks organization’s action to support him. The partnership with the Kings and Bucks came about because both teams had been  impacted in different ways by racial injustice. The Kings had a game shut down by protests, while the Bucks had one of their own fall victim to racial profiling.

We continue to wait for the CBA

As I’m writing this there still has been no announcement following Friday’s deadline extension.

There’s every reason to expect either an agreement or another extension. The two sides seem close and both have strong financial incentive to get these deals sorted out as quickly as possible.




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November 9, 2020 3:52 pm

Congrats to Sterling Brown. Not only got money, but got the city to legally admit wrongdoing. That’s a big deal.

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