Steve Kerr is the coach of the Golden State Warriors. He is also a former NBA player. But what most people don’t know is that his father, who was the President of American University in Beirut, Lebanon, was asassinated in 1984 in a senseless act of gun violence there. Below is some excerpts of an interview of Kerr reported by the Washington Post. If you have time watch the full interview embedded in the story. It’s powerful.

“This is America. This is what our country is about. It’s a nonviolent protest. It’s what it should be about … I think Colin has really clarified his message over the last couple of weeks.”

“No matter what side of the spectrum you are on, I would hope that every American is disgusted with what is going on around the country, with what happened in Tulsa two days ago, Terence Crutcher … It doesn’t matter what side you’re on, on the Kaepernick stuff, you better be disgusted about things that are happening.”

“As long as the message is clear, I’m all for people speaking out against injustice. Whatever form that takes, if it’s non-violent and it leads to conversation, then I think that’s a good thing.”