U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday mocked Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich for their responses to the NBA's ongoing controversy in China.
Neither Kerr nor Popovich spoke extensively on the situation in China after Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey tweeted a message of support for protesters in Hong Kong. Kerr said he wanted to learn more about the situation before commenting. Popovich recognized the situation as complicated and complimented Commissioner Adam Silver on his handling of the issue.
Kerr and Popovich have both been vocal critics of Trump and outspoken on issues like social injustice.