In the wake of Election Day, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered some candid thoughts on the election.
Addressing reporters ahead of Wednesday’s game against Dallas, a disappointed Kerr expressed his distaste for new president-elect Donald Trump and the way the voting process went down.
“Maybe we should have seen it coming over the last 10 years, you look at society, what’s popular, people are getting paid millions of dollars to go on TV and scream at each other, whether it’s sports or politics or entertainment,” Kerr said. “I guess it was only a matter of time before it spilled into politics, but all of a sudden we’re faced with the reality of, the man that’s going to lead you has routinely used racist, misogynist, insulting words. That’s a tough one.”
“It’s tough when you want there to be some respect and dignity, and there hasn’t been any,” Kerr continued. “Then you walk into a room with your wife and daughter, who have basically been insulted by his comments, and they’re distraught. You walk in and see the faces of your players, most of them who have been insulted directly as minorities, it’s really shocking, it really is.”
Kerr said the Warriors discussed the matter as a team in the morning. “The whole process has left all of us I think feeling disgusted and disappointed. I thought the Jerry Springer Show was the Jerry Springer Show.”