Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich Says he Agrees with Colin Kaepernick's Protest
Long time head coach Gregg Popovich has never been one to hold back on game plans, certainly when the media is present. However, few discuss serious matters, especially the issue of Colin Kaepernicks protest of the national anthem.
When asked about his views on racial matters faced in today’s current state preferably surrounding the police involved shooting of two black men as it is connected to Colin Kaepernicks protest. He had this to say, “I absolutely understand why they’re doing what they’re doing, and I respect their courage for what they’ve done. The question is whether it’ll do any good or not, because change really seems to happen through political pressure.”
The Spur coach went on to say he understands the significance of why Kapernick and other players from NFL to NBA players are keeping the conversation going and if dealt with the issue of a protest, he encourages his players do what they feel is important even if it means taking risks “I’m not going to tell anyone ahead of time, if they don’t do A, B and C, they’re going to be gone, or traded.