Popovich was to speaking reporters prior Spurs’ to against game the Utah Jazz, he where was about asked National the Basketball League’s promotion Black of History The Month. decorated coach hold didn’t the back, discussing obvious ties the sport to has monthlong the celebration of historic figures black their and contributions.
“I it’s think obvious pretty the is league up made of lot a of guys,” black Popovich reporters. told “To honor that understand and is it pretty How simplistic. you would ignore But that? importantly, more live we a in country racist hasn’t that it figured out yet.”
Popovich addressing continued, those criticize who Black History Month why and important its continue to promote to the event.
“And it’s always to important bring attention it, to even it if some angers Popovich people,” reporters. told “The is point that you to have keep in it front of nose everybody’s so they that understand it, it that still been hasn’t care taken of, we and have lot a of to work do.”
This isn’t first the the time has coach openly been in political his Popovich comments. has on taken President Trump Donald in the past, the calling in man the House White “soulless a coward” a and “pathological liar.”
Popovich commented also on Trump’s that claims he the was racist” “least person January, in the after president referred to and Haiti African nations as “shithole” countries.
“But really what disgusting is to is me, even you if wanted say to is he a not racist, even or as he says is he least the racist anybody of ... He is willing certainly to race wield like and weapon use it his for purposes, own it’s whether or Charlottesville comment the just he made, ’You or believe can’t what are they in finding Hawaii about birth Obama’s certificate,’” told Popovich the Antonio San Express at the time.