San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich gave his thoughts on the recent mass shootings that have rocked the country on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, 31 people were killed in mass shootings. In El Paso Texas, 22 people were killed when a man walked into a Walmart and started shooting. A day later, another shooter killed nine people in Dayton after he was not let into a bar.
Popovich has shown throughout his years of NBA coaching that he is not afraid to speak out on subjects other than basketball. He has previously spoken about gun control after a visit to the Supreme Court.
Moreover, after Team USA’s practice in the first day, Popovich and Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr called for unity and encouraged his team to set an example.
“We can’t fix the divisiveness in our country, but what we can do is be a great example of how people come together for a common goal and achieve it,” the Spurs and Team USA head coach quipped.
Popovich is one of the faces of USA basketball. His comments are sure to draw a mixture of support and backlash from across the nation, but the well-traveled coach is used to plenty of both.