Gregg Popovich is thought for being outspoken in the case of politics, and it is earned him some combined reactions.

The San Antonio Spurs coach hasn’t been afraid to share his brutally trustworthy opinions with the media, and even referred to President Donald Trump as a “soulless coward” in October. Although, when discussing the suggestions he is acquired, the 68-year-old tried to maintain issues mild.

“Each single particular person has agreed with all the things I’ve mentioned. I get flowers. I get trinkets and items,” Popovich mentioned sarcastically, in response to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright.

Nonetheless, Popovich did finally come clear about how his remarks have been acquired, noting that he is been impressed that even those that disagree with him are open to ongoing dialog.

“Simply as you’d anticipate: Slightly little bit of each, proper? Plenty of each,” he mentioned. “Some responses make you surprise what nation you reside in, and different responses make you very hopeful.

“However there’s much more hopeful than, ‘My gosh, how did this particular person give you this?’ So total, it renews my feeling that one thing might be executed as a result of there are sufficient folks prepared to hear and really feel and compromise.”

Within the case of Popovich making his personal presidential bid following the tip of his teaching profession, he is already acquired endorsements from rivals across the league; Golden State Warriors duo Stephen Curry and Steve Kerr mentioned earlier this month they’d vote for Popovich if he ran for president.