Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
While scores of players have registered their disgust with Donald Trump, professional coaches across three of the four major sports leagues have remained largely silent. The NBA has proven a welcome exception. Both the Golden State Warriors’ Steve Kerr and the San Antonio Spurs’ Gregg Popovich have made headlines for their righteous screeds, the latter calling the president a “soulless coward.”
Stan Van Gundy has previously called Trump “brazenly racist,” but this week he did himself and his fellow coaches one better by coming to the defense of one of the commander-in-chief’s favorite targets: athletes who protest the National Anthem.…