San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich offered a simple reason Tuesday before the team's 109-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets when asked why charitable endeavors are important to him. "Because we're rich as hell, and we don't need it all, and other people need it," Popovich said. "Then, you're an ass if you don't give it. Pretty simple." Having spent considerable time and money working with several charities and nonprofits such as the San Antonio Food Bank and Shoes That Fit, with which he partnered in October to deliver shoes to more than 200 students at Gates Elementary, as well as the Innocence Project, Popovich has been vocal about serving the community. In fact, several of Popovich's charitable efforts go unpublicized, such as the donation (which sources called "substantial") that he made to relief in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which ravaged the home of U.S. Virgin Islands native Tim Duncan, a former Spur and future Hall of Famer.
Spurs' Gregg Popovich: 'Pretty simple' why I prioritize charity work
ESPN | Dec 27