HoopsHype Terry Stotts rumors

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts discussed his decision to go with second-year big man Joel Freeland over fellow second-year center Meyers Leonard, the No. 11 pick in the 2012 NBA draft, as the backup to starter Robin Lopez after practice Friday. "Joel's earned his minutes," Stotts said of the 26-year-old British big man. "We need defense from that position. ... Joel's earned it. He's had an impact on the game defensively and he's had a really good summer." Oregonian

October 10, 2013 Updates

The Trail Blazers have released a nice behind-the-scenes training camp video featuring coach Terry Stotts on their youtube channel. In a video clip that lasts about two-and-a-half minutes, Stotts wears as microphone during practice as he guides the team through a host of drills and workouts. Although it's edited, the video offers an interesting and rare look at Stotts in action. Oregonian

October 8, 2013 Updates

Now with two new hips, Stotts -- who turns 56 on Nov. 25 -- is starting to feel better, able to move his legs in ways he would not have even thought to try last season. He also is able to go about 40 minutes on a treadmill, with incline, not only as a stress release, but also to help strengthen the muscles around his new joints. “The best exercise you can do for rehab is walking,” he said. “There’s other things you can do, but the thing I do is walk.” Oregonian

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