Steve Kerr Rumors
Stan Van Gundy, Steve Kerr and Greg Popovich are the NBA’s most outspoken coaches, not hesitant to voice their opinions on social issues and not concerned about any controversy that might result. “Steve and I have texted back and forth on several occasions when things come up, a lot of times to say, ‘Wow, wasn’t it great what Pops said!’ ” Van Gundy said Friday, before his Detroit Pistons faced Kerr’s Golden State Warriors at Little Caesars Arena.
Kerr praised Van Gundy for his Time magazine op-ed piece last month entitled “Athletes Who Protest Are Patriots.” “Awesome. Stan is awesome, that op-ed was so brilliant,” Kerr said. “I loved his take on the difference between nationalism and patriotism.”
Steve Kerr: “Those lines get blurred all the time. People confuse the two. There’s a huge difference. Nationalism is sort of a blind trust in anything we do, and patriotism is keeping an eye out for the BS. We got to keep an eye out. There’s a lot of BS out there. Stan’s got his eye out. I respect that about him.”