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Topic - Terry Stotts
Fresh off their surprising run in the playoffs, the Portland Trail Blazers have signed head coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension.
Damian Lillard provided the emblematic moment for the Trail Blazers' resurgence, a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that propelled Portland into the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons.
Turns out a snake in their locker room was the least of the Trail Blazers' problems.
The Portland Trail Blazers were clearly rattled by the San Antonio Spurs in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals, and they were almost snake bit before Game 2.
The Portland Trail Blazers honored former coach Jack Ramsay with a moment of silence and a touching video tribute Friday night during Game 6 of their first-round playoff series against the Houston Rockets.
Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts expects guard Damian Lillard to make a quick adjustment to playoff basketball.
The Trail Blazers took Denver's best shot - and the Nuggets took way too many errant shots thanks to Portland's stifling defense.
The banged-up Minnesota Timberwolves were just what the Portland Trail Blazers needed.
The Portland Trail Blazers no longer are chasing the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA's Western Conference.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last time Nicolas Batum had a triple-double, it came because of a casually tossed buzzer-beating 3-pointer in a rout of San Antonio earlier this season. The Trail Blazers forward was embarrassed and said he never meant to disrespect the Spurs, so it didn't count.
It was the summer of 2007, and Terry Stotts had just been fired for the second time in four years.
The Portland Trail Blazers hired Terry Stotts as head coach on Tuesday, filling the NBA's last coaching vacancy.
"We weren't expected to be in the position we were in the regular season. We weren't expected to win the first round. So, it was a special year," Stotts said after the game. "I thought everyone of our stars had career years. The young guys got better. We fought through adversity during the season. We made a strong push at the end of the year. There were so many positives about this season."
"In this league, you're going to have rough patches. It's how you get through them. I was proud of the way we've fought through rough times," coach Terry Stotts said at the time. "I thought that it showed our mettle."