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WATCH: NBA coach Gregg Popovich says don’t kid yourself, ‘we live in a racist country’

By: Doug Criss, CNN
February 13, 2018 Updated: February 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm
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Gregg Popovich has never shied away from speaking his mind.

So its no surprise that the legendary coach of the San Antonio Spurs, a winner of five NBA titles, had a strong response when asked why it's important for the league to celebrate Black History Month.

"I think it's pretty obvious. Our league is made up of a lot of black guys," Popovich told reporters Monday before the Spurs took on the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. "To honor that and understand it is pretty simplistic. How would you ignore that? More importantly, we live in a racist country that hasn't figured it out yet.

"It's always important to bring attention to it, even if it angers some people. The point is, you have to keep it in front of everybody's nose and understand that it still hasn't been taken care of and we still have a lot of work to do."

Read the full story at CNN News.

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