Dear Jr. NBA Family-

The passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, as well as the other lives lost in Sunday's fatal crash, is a tragedy that all of us are struggling through.

As youth basketball coaches and parents engage with players and teams regarding this heartbreaking tragedy, we want to provide the following resource created by the NBA's mental health experts about how to cope with loss:

Helping Youth Basketball Players Cope with Grief & Loss

Additionally, the following online resources detail how to help children cope with grief, including what to expect from different age groups, as well as how to help children cope with frightening news.

We hope these are helpful resources for all as we go through the grieving process.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if we can provide further support, or if there are questions or comments that you are hearing from your coaches and players.

-Jr. NBA Team