WATCH: Portland Trailblazers PR Rep Cuts Off Reporter Asking New Coach About 1997 Sexual Assault Allegations

The Portland Trail Blazers introduced their new head coach Chauncey Billups at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. With controversy surrounding the hire, Trail Blazers PR was quick to shoot down any questions about previous sexual assault allegations against the new coach.

Jason Quick of The Athletic, asked Billups about the incident, and the new Blazers coach looked ready to respond, until a PR rep jumped in. Video of the press conference interaction was shared by Dylan Mickanen of NBC Sports Northwest.

Here is Trail Blazers PR shutting down a valid question from @jwquick about Billups and the 1997 sexual assault allegations.

This is embarassing. #RipCity

— Dylan Mickanen (@DylanMickanen) June 29,
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