Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, a frequent critic of Donald Trump and one of the most outspoken coaches in sports today with regards to social issues, wasn't all that talkative when asked about Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey's infamous pro-Hong Kong tweet that has since deteriorated relations between the NBA and China.
Trump, despite saying that China respects America (which makes no sense at all, given what has just transpired with the NBA), took Kerr and San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich to task for not being more talkative about this crisis.
While it may be a bad look optically for Kerr to plead the fifth here, he was very much quoted out of context by Trump and others parroting his statement.
Kerr said that he wasn't commenting because he isn't well-versed enough in the controversy to make an informed opinion, certainly necessary moments after we saw what Morey's initial missive did.
Every word that comes out of everyone in the NBA's mouth over the next few weeks regarding this situation is only going to make this more complicated. As tempting as it is to come out with a super patriotic tone, taking a more passive position might be the best move for Kerr, the NBA as a whole, and the Warriors organization here.