Coach Terry Stotts steps down as Blazers coach
Sources told ESPN that after first-round eliminations in the fourth qualifying round in five seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers and coach Terry Stotts agreed to separate on Friday.
As coach of the Oregon Quintet, Stotts reached 8 consecutive playoffs, this was the longest active streak in the NBA; However, he lost in the first round in 5 of those 8 appearances.
He made it to the conference finals once, but the Golden State Warriors swept him away in 2019.
He is one of only two coaches in Trail Blazers history with 400 wins, along with Jack Ramsey and the only coach to ever win. Damian Lillard During his career in the NBA.
Portland’s season ended with a first-round loss of Game Six against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.
Among the candidates expected to be considered for the Blazers’ opening, sources told ESPN are Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, Jeff Van Gundy, Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni and Michigan’s Joan Howard.