HoopsHype Terry Stotts rumors

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

March 28, 2014 Updates
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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

January 30, 2014 Updates

"They did a remarkable job with the remodel here," Stotts says. "When it was built, it was extremely functional and the best around at the time. Now after the remodel and expansion, I don't know if there's one better in the league." If one person deserves credit for pushing the project through, it's second-year general manager Neil Olshey, who convinced owner Paul Allen to provide the capital to update Portland's facility. "It shows commitment," Olshey says. "It has become an arms race around the league. This used to be a unique building. It was one of the first in the league that had its own practice facility. Now it's commonplace. Portland Tribune

Adds Olshey: "The dining room has become the showpiece. This has become the biggest impact spot, more than any other area in the building. Every morning you come in and guys are sitting together like a family, eating breakfast and sharing time together. After practice, guys are lingering, whether they're getting treatment or watching games. It's the lounge concept in a dining room." Portland Tribune

January 12, 2014 Updates
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The veteran guard, who head coach Terry Stotts considers the best backup point guard in the league, says this decision was always the plan and adds that his main objective is to secure a lengthened contract with the Trail Blazers. “I would like to be here long term,” Williams revealed to CSNNW.com. “My goal is to work something out with Portland this summer. I like it here and I want to make this place home.” CSNNW.com

After watching the Blazers go through the motions in a lackadaisical and laughable first-half performance in which they trailed the meager Magic 51-45, coach Terry Stotts did something he has rarely — if ever — done during his two seasons in Portland: He lit into his team with a passionate tongue-lashing at halftime. “He cussed us out at halftime,” Matthews said of his coach. “First time I’ve seen that much emotion from him. And I think we fed off that coming into the second half.” Oregonian

No player would reveal the specifics of Stotts’ halftime speech — “I can’t repeat any of it,” Matthews quipped — but the message was simple: The Blazers’ defense and effort was borderline embarrassing in the first half, and Stotts urged them to search for the early-season edge that thrust them from underdog to juggernaut. Oregonian

December 8, 2013 Updates

But Dallas guard Monta Ellis spoiled the party, making a jumper just before the final buzzer to give the Mavericks a 108-106 win before 20,142 at the Moda Center on Saturday. The loss, which snapped Portland’s four-game win streak, was its first at home in more than a month, since a 116-101 defeat to Houston on Nov. 5, ending an eight-game win streak at the Moda Center. “I was pleased with the way we competed, particularly in the second half,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “It was a good game. We just came up short.” Oregonian

December 7, 2013 Updates

Indeed, 11 of the 17 three-pointers were assisted, and the ball kept moving throughout the game, even during the fourth quarter when the bench was emptied. "You don't expect to shoot that well obviously but more importantly, our threes are in rhythm, they're good shots for the guys taking them," Stotts said. "When those guys are taking open threes, there's a good chance they'll go in." That's really all there was to it. A 10-0 run to open the third period sealed this one tight. "We knew that we were kind of coasting," LaMarcus Aldridge told Blazersedge, describing Portland's 67-point (!) first half. "We weren't playing our kind of basketball, we weren't really fired up. We tried to come out in the third quarter and just be better, and we did." Blazers Edge

December 6, 2013 Updates

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