On Tuesday, Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller was honored by the Los Angeles Clippers at their first Pride Night. Prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Miller participated in a panel discussion. Joining him on the panel, moderated by Jason Jaramillo of Lambda Basketball, were former WWE wrestler Fred Rosser, Paralympian Angela Madsen and Gonzaga professor and former coach Dr. Julie Shaw. The group discussed their experiences as members of the LGBTQ+ community, their journeys as well as issues that they have faced throughout their careers.
During the third quarter of the game, Miller was presented with the inaugural Clippers Award for Equality and Diversity. This award is for an individual or organization who is notable for making significant contributions to the LGBTQ+ community and has strong ties to the team or city. Not only is Miller the first openly gay male coach of a professional team, he also coached in Los Angeles and serves as a mentor to several coaches throughout California.
Miller also had the opportunity to speak to a group of sports management students from his alma mater, Baldwin Wallace University, who were attending the game. The group is in Los Angeles to work the College Football Playoff Championship Game.