Spurs' Popovich blasts Alamo Heights ISD over Columbus Day

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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich blasted a San Antonio area school district on Friday for continuing to honor Christopher Columbus and the day that bears the Italian explorer's name.
SAN ANTONIO – Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich blasted a San Antonio-area school district for continuing to honor Christopher Columbus and the day that bears the Italian explorer's name.

Popovich, speaking to reporters on Friday before a Spurs preseason game, was asked about President Joe Biden's proclamation recognizing Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, Oct. 11.

"It's way overdue for our country. I would think there are a lot of people very happy about it," said Popovich. "I think the proclamation was obviously appropriate, important, needed and all those sorts of things, but I'm a little confused about our city, and why its Indigenous Peoples Day/Columbus Day."

The Spurs head coach then shared why he felt Columbus Day should not be recognized in US schools and criticized Alamo Heights ISD for continuing to honor Columbus while crediting San Antonio ISD for recognizing Indigenous groups.

"Columbus? He initiated a new world genocide. That's what he did. Beginning with him and what…
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