Steve Kerr Comments on Donald Trump's Win over Hillary ClintonNovember 10, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election, per CNN, and Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was not pleased with the results.
Ethan Strauss of ESPN.com shared Kerr's full statement on Wednesday:
Connor Letourneau of the San Francisco Chronicle noted Kerr talked about the election with his team and said, "The whole process has left us feeling kind of disgusted and disappointed."
Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News passed along video of part of Kerr's statement:
This is not the first time Kerr has taken stands on social or political issues. According to Michael Singer of USA Today, the coach appeared on a podcast with Tim Kawakami of the Mercury News and "gave an impassioned plea for gun control."
Kerr also made an appearance on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel and addressed gay discrimination in the NBA:
Kerr wasn't the only prominent figure with the Warriors who responded to news of Trump's victory either. CNN analyst Van Jones talked about the election on Tuesday when it was apparent Trump was going to win, which drew a declaration of respect from Stephen Curry:
The dissent regarding Trump extended beyond Kerr in the NBA coaching tree as well. Detroit Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy shared his thoughts on what Trump's victory means for the country, per the Detroit Free Press' Vince Ellis:
I don't think anybody can deny this guy is openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic. We have just thrown a good part of our population under the bus, and I have problems with thinking this is where we are as a country. ... It's just, we have said -- and my daughters, the three of them -- our society has said, 'No, we think you should be second-class citizens. We want you to be second-class citizens. And we embrace a guy who is openly misogynistic as our leader.' I don't know how we get past that.
While Trump won enough electoral votes to earn the nomination, Clinton did win the popular vote, per CNN.
As for Kerr, his Warriors are the favorite to capture the NBA title this season, per Odds Shark. If they deliver on those expectations, they will likely get an invite the following season to visit then-President Trump in the White House.