Hours after dozens were killed and dozens more injured in the deadliest church shooting in U.S. history, San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich told reporters Sunday he was not interested in talking about his team’s 112-95 victory over the Phoenix Suns.
The shooting occurred in nearby Sutherland Springs, Texas, and Popovich made it clear he had the victims on his mind, not a basketball game.
“We won a basketball game, but considering what’s gone on today, it’s pretty meaningless,” he said.
Popovich said sports talk “is probably pretty inappropriate” given the tragedy that had just taken place.
As CNN reported, alleged gunman Devin Patrick Kelley had a history of disputes with his wife’s family, of which several members lived in Sutherland Springs and attended the First Baptist Church he targeted in Sunday’s attack.
Kelley’s grandmother-in-law was reportedly one of the victims killed in the shooting.