Lance Armstrong admitted to doping during his professional cycling career last week, but that still makes Denver coach George Karl hesitant to judge or detach himself from the cyclist's efforts to raise awareness about cancer.
Karl is the founder of the George Karl Foundation, which has worked with Livestrong to raise awareness and funds for cancer research.
Karl told Benjamin Hockman of the Denver Post that he supports Armstrong as a person "who's done a tremendous job for cancer research and cancer navigation" while saying that he wants Livestrong to survive. Karl described Livestrong as the "No. 1 cancer navigation system for patients in cancer care right now."
Even after Armstrong's admission of using performance-enhancing drugs, Karl welcomed him to be a part of anything that he's involved with regarding cancer care.
Karl said he wouldn't be "judge and jury" about Armstrong's use of banned substances while complementing his training regiment and feat of winning seven Tour de France titles.