New York Knicks players and employees are reportedly "furious" over the team's lack of a public statement surrounding the death of George Floyd, reported Pablo Torre of ESPN.

James Dolan sent out an internal email on Monday addressing why the organization has stayed silent.

The email is below:

We know that some of you have asked about whether our company is going to make a public statement about the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. I want you to know, I realize the importance of the issue. Therefore, I want you to understand our internal position. 

This is a turbulent time in our country. The coronavirus and civil unrest have taken their toll on our way of life. We at Madison Square Garden stand by our values of a respectful and peacful workplce. We always will. 

As companies in the business of sports and entertainment we are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters. What's important is how we operate. Our companies are committed to upholding our values, which include creating a respectful workplace for all, and that will never change. What we say to each other matters. How we treat each other matters. And that's what will get us through this difficult time.