San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has spoken about politics before. However, one big-name NBA coach thinks he would make a great president.
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s comments on politics have created headlines in 2017, all of which surrounded the President of the United States, Donald Trump. Popovich recently called Trump a “soulless coward.”
These political comments drew the attention of Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who also had political ties in the offseason (Trump revoked the Warriors’ White House invitation after winning the 2017 NBA Finals). According to ESPN.com, he would “truly” vote for Popovich if he ran for president.
“I truly would vote for Pop. He would make a great president,” Kerr said Wednesday. “All jokes aside. I would vote for him.”
Kerr noted Popovich’s “honesty” and “integrity” as reasons for this. He said it would be “fantastic to see.”
President Popovich has a nice ring to it, right? Well, unless he has a dramatic change of heart and decided to switch from the sports world to politics, he won’t be the latest person to make the transition. He’ll stay in San Antonio as the head coach, however much longer his tenure may be.
If Popovich were to become president, who would play his right-hand man at Vice President? Kerr? Tim Duncan? David Robinson?
Even if he doesn’t want to be Gregg Popovich is my president
— Capt.California3/10 (@MURS) November 1, 2017
Popovich and Kerr’s history goes back further than meeting in the coaching ranks. When the Warriors’ coach was a player, he played for the Spurs from 1998-01 and 2002-03, winning NBA championships with Popovich in 1999 and 2003.
These two then met in the 2017 Western Conference Finals. Four games later, Golden State moved to the NBA Finals and won the title, the second of Kerr’s tenure in Northern California and the seventh of his association with the NBA.
For the first time since this series, on Thursday night, Kerr and Popovich will rematch. The game takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.