Gregg Popovich Goes Off on Donald Trump's Election Win: 'I'm Still Sick to My Stomach'

Gregg Popovich is not happy with the outcome of the presidential election, and he went off about it while speaking with reporters on Friday.

Gregg Popovich watches his team on the court.
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Gregg Popovich watches his team on the court.

After Donald Trump won the presidential election on Tuesday night, several NBA coaches shared their very honest opinions on his victory. Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy went on a six-minute rant and blasted both Trump and his supporters, and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said the outcome of the election left him and many others feeling "disgusted and disappointed." On Friday, it was Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich’s turn to weigh in.

Despite his sometimes contentious relationship with the media, Popovich has been very vocal on social issues while speaking with reporters in recent months. And while talking with them before the Spurs game against the Pistons on Friday night, he discussed how upset he was to find out that Trump had prevailed in the election. The coach ripped Trump for conducting himself the way he did during his campaign, and Pop continued by saying that he can’t believe so many people were willing to overlook Trump's behavior and vote for him.

You can listen to Popovich speak about Trump and the election for almost six minutes here:

You can also read a full transcript of Pop's rant below. Make sure you stick around for the final line, which is definitely a doozy:

Right now, I'm just trying to formulate thoughts. It's too early. I’m still sick to my stomach. And not basically because the Republicans won or anything. But the disgusting tenor and tone and all the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic, and…I live in a country where half of the people ignored all that to elect someone.

This probably isn’t the last we’ll hear from Pop on this subject, but what a way for him to get things started.

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