News from around the state of Texas

Obama Congratulates Spurs and Kings on Championships

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014  |  Updated 8:13 AM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Obama Congratulates Spurs and Kings on Championships

Getty Images

President Barack Obama is offering his congratulations to the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Kings for their championship victories this year.

Obama called Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich on Friday to commend the team's NBA Finals victory. The White House says Obama praised the team's focus, determination and teamwork that helped the team set a record score. Obama told Popovich he's one of the finest U.S. coaches and a role model for young men.

Obama also called Kings captain Dustin Brown following the team's Stanley Cup win. The White House says Obama applauded the perseverance that enabled the team to pull off a comeback. He also praised Brown's performance in the Winter Olympics.

Both teams will be invited to the White House for a ceremony marking their victories.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out