The Green Bay Packers are interviewing four black assistant coaches for their head coaching vacancy, but free safety Ken Stills--who is black himself--says it would be a big mistake to hire a black man for the job.
"I wouldn't want to see a black head coach in Green Bay," Stills said in an interview with the Capital Times of Madison, Wis. "Not in Wisconsin. That's not what Wisconsin needs. That's not what the Packers need. Anywhere else but here."
Stills said the black coach's treatment of the black players would be scrutinized too closely and that living in Green Bay is a learning experience for blacks from other states.
"It's not like in California, where there are 10 million black people," said Stills, a native of California who played at Wisconsin.