The separation of Portland Trail Blazers and Terry Stotts happened following the coaching of Terry Scotts for 9 straight seasons! Terry Stotts, head coach, and Portland Blazers have mutually decided to go their separate ways following 9 seasons of history between them. This announcement by the team came on the night of Friday. Jeff Gundy, Mike Antoni, Juwan Howard, and Chauncey Billups are the expected candidates to take over as the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers. This report comes from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Poor Performance Of Portland Trail Blazers Led To The Downfall Of Stotts!
The 1st round series of the Portland Blazers didn’t turn out to be well for the team. They lost against the Nuggets. The match was expected to be won by the Blazers after Denver missed out on 3 of their top 5 guards: Will Barton, P.J. Dozier, and Jamal Murray. Game 6 was led by the Portland Blazers by a total of 14 points. However, they blew the lead wide apart in the last 2 quarters. They managed to lose Game 5 after Damian Lillard, their point guard added 55 points.
The president of the Portland Trail Blazers, Neil Olshey released his statement in which he said that he has a lot of respect for Stotts and his accomplishments in a total of 9 seasons with the team. He terms this decision as a very difficult one for him on both a professional and personal level. However, he thinks that this decision was the best for the franchise considering that the franchise is deciding to move in a whole different direction. He says that Terry will hold a very special place always in the hearts of the community of Portland and the Portland Trail Blazers family.