Chrismckradio 1:25 am
According to sources, the Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts mutually agree to part ways after nine seasons as head coach. Upper management of the Trail Blazers reportedly were not happy for the team losing 4 straight first round playoff exits in five seasons. They lost patience in the coach.
Despite the playoff woes, Stotts finishes at the second winningest coach in team history (402-318).
The Trail Blazers lost to the Denver Nuggets in the opening round on Thursday in Portland. Trail Blazers' president of basketball operations thanked Stotts for his contributions, and hard work during the years he coached the team.
" Terry will always hold a special place in the Trail Blazer family and Portland community. We relied on the integrity, professionalism and consistency he brought to the job every day. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."
According to reports, the Trail Blazers are interested in interviewing the following candidates for their head coaching vacancy; LA Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, former NY Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy, Brooklyn Nets assistant Mike D' Antoni, and Michigan head coach Juwon Howard.