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Spurs’ Gregg Popovich: Black History Month vital in ‘racist country’ like US

The San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has endorsed the NBA’s promotion of Black History Month, and offered a searing indictment of race relations in the US.

“The league is made up of a lot of black guys. To honor [Black History Month] and understand it is pretty simplistic,” he said before the Spurs’ game against Utah Jazz on Monday. “How would you ignore that? But more importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn’t figured it out yet. And it’s always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people. The point is that you have to keep it in front of everybody’s nose so that they understand it, that it still hasn’t been taken care of, and we have a lot of work to do.”

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