Phil Jackson gets it.
The New York Knicks president and 11-time NBA champion as a coach posted a message on Monday night about the thousands of people who protested the nickname of the Washington, D.C., professional football team in Minneapolis over the weekend. Not only did Jackson praise those who protested, he also ripped Washington owner Dan Snyder (while misspelling his name) as someone who "just doesn't get it."
proud of Demonstrators at Vikings game yesterday. Keep the pressure on Snider. He just doesn't get it.
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) November 4, 2014
Snyder has repeatedly refused to change the name, insisting that the dictionary-defined offensive term honors Native Americans. There were several signs and banners at the protest on Sunday, one of which read, "No Honor In Racist Names Or Imagery."