Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr.

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Count Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr among those in the U.S. who are disappointed with the results of Tuesday’s general election.

Kerr, a five-time NBA champion as a player and one-time champion thus far as a head coach, has never been one to shy away from societal discourse, and prior to Wednesday’s game against the visiting Dallas Mavericks, he used his pregame press conference as a platform to share his thoughts on the election, and Republican president-elect Donald Trump.

Here are his comments:

“Maybe we should’ve seen it coming over the last 10 years. You look at society, you look at what’s popular. People are getting paid millions of dollars to go on TV and scream at each other, whether it’s in sports, politics and entertainment. I guess it was only a matter of time before it spilled into politics. But then all of a sudden you’re faced with a reality that the man who is going to lead you has routinely used racist, misogynistic, insulting words. That’s a tough one. I wish him well. I hope he’s a good president. I have no idea what kind of president he’s going to be because he hasn’t said anything about what he’s going to do. We don’t know.”

“It’s tough when you want there to be some respect and dignity. There hasn’t been any. You walk into a room with your daughter and your wife who have basically been insulted by his comments. And they’re distraught. You walk in and see the faces of the players who have been insulted directly as minorities, it’s sort of shocking. It really is.”

“We talked about it as a team this morning. I don’t know what else to say. Just the whole process has left us feeling disgusted and disappointed. I thought we were better than this. I thought The Jerry Spring Show was The Jerry Springer show. Watching the last debate, Trump would make a crack at Clinton, and you’d hear the fans in the stands ‘Oooooh, oh, no, he didn’t.’ ‘Oh, yes he did. This is a presidential election, not The Jerry Springer Show.”

Veteran forward David West, who Golden State signed during the offseason as a free agent, shared a few of his thoughts as well.

“I just think a lot of the things that he was saying publicly, a majority of this country feels privately and they proved it through their vote.”

“The things that he said, the things that he represented, that’s the way a majority of this nation feels. I think he just emboldened them because he was willing to say it publicly and he got the platform.”

“It’s kind of unnerving and unsettling some of the things he has said and hasn’t apologized for. The man is 70 years old, so he is who he is. It’s just a shame that throughout this process, a lot of these folks were hiding and waiting for the ballot to represent who they are.”

“Just about every sort of political group you could name, folks agreed with his positions — and you can’t deny that because folks voted for him. So, I think, throw that on the table. This whole fairytale about some post-racial, this utopia that (Barack) Obama supposedly created is all it’s all bull. That’s the bottom line when you look at what the results say from last night. This nation has not moved a thread in terms of its ideals.”