HoopsHype Terry Stotts rumors

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The Trail Blazers on Thursday signed coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, rewarding him for steering the team to its best season in 14 years. Terms were not released, but a league source with knowledge of the contract told The Oregonian it amounts to a three-year deal. The Blazers picked up a team option for next season, then added two additional years, the last of which is incentive-based. Oregonian

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed Head Coach Terry Stotts to a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by General Manager Neil Olshey. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. "Terry has done an outstanding job during his first two years with the organization," said Olshey. "This extension illustrates our confidence in him as our head coach as well as the Portland Trail Blazers' continued commitment to building a model of consistency and stability." NBA.com

After a remarkable franchise turnaround, Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts is nearing agreement on a multiyear contract extension, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Blazers hold an option on the third and final year of Stotts' contract for 2014-15, but that'll likely be torn up and replaced with the new deal. Yahoo! Sports

Blazers general manager Neil Olshey and Stotts' agent Warren LeGarie have been working on the deal, and it's expected to be finalized in the near future, league sources said. Before losing to the San Antonio Spurs in five games in the Western Conference semifinals, Stotts helped transform the Blazers with a 21-game regular-season improvement (54-28) and a seven-game first-round playoff series victory over the Houston Rockets – the franchise's first in 14 years. Yahoo! Sports

"It was a special year," Stotts said, repeating that phrase twice. "We weren't expected to be in the position that we were in the regular season. We weren't expected to win the first round. It was a special year. I thought every one of our starters had career years. The young guys got better. We fought through adversity during the season, made a strong push at the end of the year. There were so many positives about this season. Blazers Edge

May 8, 2014 Updates

Portland coach Terry Stotts confirmed a series of tweets from the Blazers organization that a three- to four-foot snake was removed from the visiting locker room Thursday at the AT&T Center before the second game of the Western Conference semifinals. “I didn’t (see it), but they said it was a rattle snake,” Stotts said. “They said it was a young one. I wasn’t here for it. But one tweet said Thomas (Robinson) jumped a few feet. It’s bizarre to have a venomous snake in your locker room. I don’t know if that’s happened before. That sounds like an ABA story.” San Antonio Express-News

April 21, 2014 Updates

When asked if the Portland Trail Blazers would look to the “Hack-a-Dwight” tactic in their first round playoff series against the Rockets, coach Terry Stotts joked, “First possession, we are doing it.” Houston Chronicle

March 29, 2014 Updates

But that’s the situation out in Portland, where Terry Stotts is on the last year of his contract, and management hasn’t said whether he’ll be back for his third season on the Blazers’ bench. But let’s just say that Stotts’ staff is not feeling very good about its chances of returning after sliding down to fifth place in the West and in danger of finishing even lower. New York Daily News

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The Trail Blazers will play one more game without LaMarcus Aldridge. At least. The All-Star power forward has been ruled for the Blazers’ Monday night matchup against the Miami Heat with a back contusion, guaranteeing he will miss his sixth consecutive game with the lingering ailment. Coach Terry Stotts refused to reveal further details — whether or not Aldridge practiced, whether he’s making progress, etc. — as has become the norm, so it’s unclear when Aldridge will return. On Saturday, before the Blazers were steamrolled by the Charlotte Bobcats, Aldridge went through extended shooting drills following the team’s morning shootaround. Oregonian

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Do you want to see Nicolas Batum be more aggressive? Terry Stotts: Do I want him to force things? No. I've been answering that for a year and a half, everyone wants Nic to be more aggressive, I want Nic to play basketball. Whether it means shooting, driving, passing, defending, we need everybody to be aggressive with LaMarcus out. Everybody has to be aggressive at both ends of the court. Blazers Edge

February 17, 2014 Updates

“He wasn’t happy with the fact that we didn’t make the playoffs and we lost 13 in a row, and nobody was,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “He is a competitor and wanted to be part of a winning environment. That was his only thing. If you go back, anytime he was quoted, that is what he said. A lot of it is speculation and there were never any comments from him about being traded. He just—the season ended with a 13-game losing streak, and no one is going to feel good about that.” Sporting News

February 9, 2014 Updates

Stotts is working on the final season of his contract and there has been no talk of an extension. New York Daily News

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