Damian Lillard, Terry Stotts Respond to George Karl’s Comments on Blazers Star

December 28th, 2016 by Scott Polacek Leave a reply »

Former NBA coach George Karl continues to make headlines for verbally attacking current players, including Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard:

Karl was discussing what has troubled the 14-20 Trail Blazers this season, but Lillard's coach, Terry Stotts, defended his playmaker Wednesday, per Casey Holdahl of the team's official website:

Lillard also responded on his Twitter page and hinted that Karl is still trying to remain relevant ever since the Sacramento Kings fired him after he posted a 44-68 mark from 2015 to 2016 with the franchise:

"I'm confused at how that even came up," Lillard added on Thursday, per Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com. "I've never met him or spoken to him. I don't have anything to say about him or the situation, but I'm comfortable knowing the people I work with every day know exactly who I am and how I operate."

Lillard's agent, Aaron Goodwin, reacted to Karl's critical words and said the former coach "sounds like an idiot," per Chris Haynes of ESPN.com:

Karl's criticism of Lillard came in an interview with David Marchese ...

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