Retired NBA coach Phil Jackson sounded off on the possibility of professional gay male athletes in a new interview with HuffPost Live.
Jackson, who served as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and the Chicago Bulls, said he'd "never run into" a gay professional basketball player throughout his career.
When asked if the organizations needed to be more inclusive towards gay players, the 11-time NBA champion coach called the question "ridiculous," before noting, "There's no inclusiveness to be had."
Four-time NBA champion Kurt Rambis, who previously served as head coach for the Minnesota Timberwolves, added, "There hasn't been a player who was openly gay in the NBA ... it wouldn't surprise me if there was."
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