MIAMI — Sports fans got a quick glimpse into the political leanings of one NBA head coach this week.
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who is known for his surly in-game interviews, stayed true to form Tuesday night when fielding questions from TNT’s David Aldridge during a game against the Miami Heat. After dishing out some detailed game analysis such as, “We’re behind and they’re ahead,” Popovich was asked to weigh in on the New Hampshire primary results.
A visibly dismayed Popovich stared blankly at Aldridge after the sideline reporter told him Democrat Bernie Sanders and Republican Donald Trump had won their respective party’s votes in the northeastern state.
Then, after a second or two, the five-time NBA champion shook his head and walked away.
NBA on TNT later uploaded the video to Facebook, captioning it, “Popovich gonna Popovich.” It has since garnered more than 13,000 likes, 5,000 shares and 1,000 comments.
Trump and Sanders walked away with commanding victories in New Hampshire Tuesday, a contrast to the Iowa Caucus in which Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz were victorious.
Guess who else was victorious on Tuesday? Popovich, whose Spurs beat the Heat, 119-101.