Obama phones coaches of Warriors, Blackhawks with congrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has phoned the coaches of the Golden State Warriors and the Chicago Blackhawks to congratulate the teams on winning the NBA Finals and the Stanley Cup.

The White House says Obama told Warriors' Coach Steve Kerr it was exciting to see the team's perseverance in winning in its first title in 40 years. He singled out Stephen Curry and Andre Igoudala for praise.

The president, who is from Chicago, also telephoned Blackhawks Coach Joel Quenneville, owner Rocky Wirtz, and captain Jonathan Toews (Taves) about their hockey victory. Obama praised their leadership, and the whole team's effort in winning its third championship in six years.

Obama told both teams he'll be seeing them at the White House.

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