Spurs coach Gregg Popovich discusses Black History Month, says U.S. is 'racist country'


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Gregg Popovich believes we are living in a “racist country.”

The San Antonio head coach was asked Monday before the Spurs played the Utah Jazz about the importance of the league’s promotion of Black History Month. And, as is typical of the five-time NBA champion coach, he did not hold back.

“I think it’s pretty obvious. The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor [Black History Month] and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet, and it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people. 

“The point is that you have to keep it in front of everybody’s nose, so that they understand that it still hasn’t been taken care of, and we have a lot of work to do.”

Popovich also has been outspoken about President Donald Trump, calling him a ”soulless coward” and clashing with him on several social issues.

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