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Team: Portland Trail Blazers
Age / DOB:  (60) / 12/25/1957

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According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, "the mumurs have already started in coaching circles that 10 consecutive playoffs defeats will cost Terry Stotts his job in Portland."
Stein adds that Orlando would pounce on coach Stotts immediately. Despite Stotts getting his rear handed to him in this series, he's one of the best coaches in the NBA for Xs and Os, and of course he led the Blazers to a No. 3 seed in the stacked Western Conference. Apr 21 - 8:40 PM

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Trail Blazers' President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey has agreed to a five-year extension with the club, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Olshey has been responsible for a myriad of very good moves for the Portland franchise since coming on board in 2012, including drafting franchise cornerstones Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum, and most recently orchestrating a trade for Jusuf Nurkic in which he only sent away Mason Plumlee and a 2018 second-round pick. Needless to say, this was an incredibly easy decision for Portland, and they'll now have Olshey at the helm through 2021.
Tue, Aug 29, 2017 03:01:00 PM

The Blazers are looking to unload a first round draft pick(s) according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News.

Portland has three first round picks this year at No. 15, 20 and 26. They have 12 players under contract for next season and are $12 million over the league’s luxury-tax threshold, so they will be looking to attach a draft pick to entice other teams to take one of their contracts off the books. Some likely trade candidates include Allen Crabbe, Meyers Leonard, Evan Turner and Moe Harkless. The Nets and Knicks have both reached out to Portland, but nothing seems imminent at the moment.
Thu, Jun 1, 2017 12:44:00 PM

The Hawks requested the opportunity to talk with Blazers general manager Neil Olshey about its vacant GM job, but were denied permission, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.

The Blazers ownership didn't budge on keeping their man. Olshey, coach Terry Stotts and owner Paul Allen seem to be on the same page, so it is going to be really tough to break up these three. While the Hawks didn't get Olshey, it's clear they're going all out to get a high-demand GM.
Fri, May 19, 2017 06:58:00 PM

Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical said the Blazers could be looking to add a fourth first-round pick in the 2017 draft.

Right now, the Blazers hold the No. 10 spot in the lottery with their pick, the Memphis 22nd spot in the draft, and the Cavs 28th spot, as well. The Blazers are selling as they play the long game today, so more of their role players could be unloaded. C.J. McCollum and Damian Lillard should be staying put.
Thu, Feb 23, 2017 09:46:00 AM

The NBA is monitoring the weather situation in Portland and the game could be postponed.

There is a winter storm warning that will remain in effect until 10 PM PST on Sunday due to some snow and ice on the roads. It doesn't sound like it's a bad blizzard or anything, but this is something DFS owners will have to keep an eye on.
Sat, Jan 7, 2017 03:36:00 PM

Terry Stotts said that he wants his team to be better on the defensive end this upcoming season.

"We have to get better defensively," Stotts said. "With our roster, I'd like to do a little bit more switching. I'd like to go under ball screens a little bit more." Stotts added that he felt his team was better on the defensive end during the second half of the season, which could be a hint that he intends to use a lot of Al-Farouq Aminu and Moe Harkless at the four-spot. In terms of fantasy hoops, both Aminu and Harkless are betting suited for deep leagues.
Source: Oregon Live
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Terry Stotts called Portland's season "extremely rewarding."

"Everything was about growth, improvement, getting better throughout the season and being better at the end of the season, and I think we did that individually and collectively," he said. "From a coaching standpoint, that's as pure as it gets; that's what coaching is about. You don't get to experience that very much at the NBA level." Stotts, who finished second behind Steve Kerr in Coach of the Year voting, signed a long-term extension to remain with the Blazers in May.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 09:16:00 AM

Trail Blazers' GM Neil Olshey said that he's hopeful Portland will be able to land a big name free agent this offseason.

"I think we are becoming more of a destination than in the past because CJ [McCollum] and [Damian Lillard]," said Olshey. "And when you make the final eight and your games are on national television, it makes an impact on free agents, we hope." The Blazers have never really been able to land a marquee player via free agency, but Olshey is hopeful that will finally change this offseason with a Coach of the Year candidate at the helm, and a dynamic backcourt duo of Lillard and McCollum.
Source: CSN NW
Wed, May 18, 2016 01:44:00 PM

The Blazers and coach Terry Stotts have reached agreement on a contract extension.

There were some unsubstantiated rumors of Stotts possibly not coming back, but that would have been arguably the biggest surprise of the summer. Even LeBron James said Stotts was the Coach of the Year and he remains one of the best X's and O's coaches out there. While some fantasy owners may dislike his wild rotations, every NBA fan respects Stotts as one of the best. Every Blazers fan and player has to be happy with this move.
Mon, May 16, 2016 08:55:00 PM

The Trail Blazers are reportedly offering coach Terry Stotts a five-year extension worth approximately $20 million.

This comes in the wake of a previous report, from a Bucks columnist, that Stotts wasn't a "slam dunk" to stay with Portland. Damian Lillard said that Stotts' extension "would mean everything," and the Blazers are coming off an expectation-defying 2015-16 season during which Stotts finished second in Coach of the Year voting, so this offer confirms the likelihood that Stotts will stay put.
Mon, May 16, 2016 12:20:00 AM

Damian Lillard made it clear that he wants the Blazers to extend coach Terry Stotts' contract.

"That would mean everything to me," Lillard said of a possible extension for Stotts. "I haven’t always been a fan of change first of all. You come into a situation like this to have a guy as open as he is. The freedom he allows guys, how comfortable he makes guys. He’s a really good coach and as long as I’m a part of this organization, I would want him to be a part of this organization." The Blazers hold a team option on Stotts for the 2016-17 season, and recent reports have indicated that they will work on a contract extension.
Fri, May 13, 2016 11:41:00 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers are planning to work on extending Terry Stotts' contract.

Portland owns a team option on Stotts for the 2016-17 season, but will work to sign him to a long-term extension after a surprising run to the second round of the playoffs. After finishing second in the NBA's coach of the year voting, look for the Blazers to lock up Stotts as soon as possible.
Source: ESPN
Thu, May 12, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Blazers head coach Terry Stotts will consider changing up his lineup for Game 4 on Monday.

"Right now it’s whatever group I think is going to work," Stotts said. "Obviously Ed [Davis] playing with Draymond at 5 is something we’ll consider. I thought Mason [Plumlee] was good with Bogut, Speights or Ezeli out there. It’s match-up driven." Davis, Gerald Henderson and Allen Crabbe have all played excellent off the bench, so Stotts could move one or two of them into the first unit due to the injury to Moe Harkless (hip) and the struggles of Mason Plumlee.
Sun, May 8, 2016 09:44:00 AM

Terry Stotts ripped his team's defensive effort in Sunday's 106-94 loss to the Hornets.

"Very disappointed with the defensive effort and focus in the first half," Stotts said. "I didn’t think we gave it as much effort as we needed to be,’’ Stotts added. "I didn’t think we were as focused mentally as we needed to be on individuals and I thought those two things combined created a downward spiral." The Blazers are very much in the midst of a rebuild.
Source: CSN NW
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 08:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Damian Lillard
2Shabazz Napier
3Wade Baldwin
SG1C.J. McCollum
2Pat Connaughton
3C.J. Wilcox
4Brandon Rush
SF1Evan Turner
2Moe Harkless
3Jake Layman
PF1Al-Farouq Aminu
2Caleb Swanigan
C1Jusuf Nurkic
2Ed Davis
3Zach Collins
4Meyers Leonard
5Georgios Papagiannis