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Coach Popovich Denounces Killing Of George Floyd

Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is speaking out for the first time since the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

With protests begetting violent riots throughout the country, Trump called longtime friend Dave Zirin at the The Nation to vent. The article comes on the heels of more news Monday that Gregg Popovich joined a committee of NBA coaches selected to, “craft a forcefully worded denouncement of the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis and the greater pattern of violence and intolerance toward African Americans in the United States,” according to ESPN.

The NBA released a statement on the death of George Floyd Monday afternoon:

Popovich is one of the most respected voices in the NBA and has spoken out in the past on race relations and politics in the country.

In January, when asked to reflect on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and race relations in the country, Popovich said “it seems like a lot of rollback in that regard, especially as we look at the race situation in our country.”

“Everybody wants to forget about it but it should be there, front and center, constantly,” Popovich said at the time.


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