Sep 30, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich talks with reporters during media day at Spurs Practice Facility. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Gregg Popovich calls government shutdown 'kind of comical, if it wasn't so dramatically devastating'

Nobody can ever accuse San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich of not calling it like he sees it, and the legendary coach was his honest self when he was recently asked about if he’d discussed the government shutdown with his team.

Here’s what he had to say:

It’s children fighting over their toys, so to speak. It’s got nothing to do with the public or what’s good for the country. It’s about winning and losing, and that doesn’t do any of us much good. Hopefully they’re going to get to some sort of agreement in the next couple of days that might be good for the American people.


It’s funny how each of them talks about what the American people want. The leaders from one side, they talk and say ‘The American People want…’ How the hell do these people know what they want? They live in a fishbowl. And then the other side says the same thing. It’s kind of comical, if it wasn’t so dramatically devastating for so many people (CBS Sports).

After his spiel, Popovich concluded by joking about how his long statement “was enough to get him in trouble.”

This has been the second installment in our wildly popular series “Head Coaches Talking about the Government Shutdown.” Here’s part one with Washington State’s Mike Leach.

[Source: CBS Sports]

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