San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich doesn’t mince words when he gives his opinion on various things. When talking about the President of the United States, that holds true. 

Popovich responded to the comments made by Donald Trump on the death of George Floyd. Popovich has been an outspoken critic of Trump during his presidency and in the wake of Floyd’s death, Popovich once again took the opportunity to comment on Trump and his handling of the situation facing the United States. “The thing that strikes me is that we all see this police violence and racism, and we’ve seen it all before, but nothing changes,” Popovich said. “That’s why these protests have been so explosive. But without leadership and an understanding of what the problem is, there will never be change. It’s unbelievable. If Trump had a brain, even if it was 99% cynical, he would come out and say something to unify people.”

Popovich is one of five NBA coaches who are a part of a committee established by the National Basketball Coaches Association who will try to pursue solutions in NBA cities on  racial injustice. 

The Spurs coach also commented on the protests as a whole, saying that although they are necessary, there are ways to go about it in a more organized fashion. “They are very necessary, but they need to be organized better,” he said. “It’s frustrating. When Dr. King did a protest, you knew when to show, when to come back the next day. But if you’re just organizing protests and everyone is coming and going in every direction, it doesn’t work that way. If it was nonviolent, they knew to be nonviolent, but this is muddled. More leadership would be very welcome so these incredible mass demonstrations can’t be used by people for other means. We can limit the bad, but only if things are organized better.”

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