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McCoughtry: "I had nothing to do with the coaching change"

Josh D. Weiss-US PRESSWIRE


From a new article by Jim Reilly over at WNBA.com, near the bottom.


"I just had the best experience of my life and then I get to Atlanta, and it just felt like I got blamed for everything,” said McCoughtry, who served a two-game suspension before returning to play for then interim and fulltime Head Coach Fred Williams. “I had nothing to do with the coaching change. I’m not the person who decides who coaches or not. I was painted as the bad guy, and I won’t lie, that hurt. I got depressed and felt all this pressure. It went from the ultimate high of London and then the all-time low of being made out to look bad for something I didn’t do. It was a learning experience."

Also:

“For the first time, I understood a little bit what LeBron and Kobe had to deal with,” said McCoughtry, who recently got some positive headlines after donating $15,000 to fund educational and learning supplies for youth via the Louisville Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council. “But Kobe persevered and came back even stronger.”


The full story, of course, remains untold. But this is the first time we've had any of the involved parties speak substantially about it.

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