Popovich makes case for giving to charity: 'We're rich as hell, and we don't need it all'

Spurs head coach stands up for charity before game versus Nets

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SAN ANTONIO – Gregg Popovich made one of the strongest cases for giving to charities if you are able to with one simple answer Tuesday night.

“Because we’re rich as hell and we don’t need it all, and other people need it,” Popovich said. “Then, you’re an ass if you don’t give it. Pretty simple.”

Popovich made the comment during his pregame media availability before the Spurs played the Brooklyn Nets at the AT&T Center, ESPN’s Michael C. Wright reported. 

Popovich regularly speaks his mind on non-basketball related issues, including giving to those who are less fortunate.

The Spurs head coach has been known for his charitable contributions over the years.

He is a strong advocate for the San Antonio Food Bank and its efforts to feed those in need.

He has also worked with "Shoes That Fit," a nonprofit organization that gives shoes to children.

Popovich also assisted with relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria, Wright reported.

Giving to charity has been a priority over Popovich's career. With one simple answer, he once again brought the topic to the forefront. 

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