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Dale Osbourne joins the Trail Blazers from the Tulsa 66ers.
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The Portland Trail Blazers have added Dale Osbourne of the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers to head coach Terry Stotts' staff.
Osbourne worked for the Oklahoma City Thunder affiliate as an assistant coach for parts of three seasons before becoming head coach in December 2011.
He also coached with the D-League Utah Flash and Austin Toros, in addition to stints in the WNBA, CBA...
No team except the 1998-99 Portland Trailblazers has even succeeded in winning a single playoff series without an all-star on its roster. Those Blazers had players that went on to become all-stars later in their careers, but none had that designation on their resume during that aforementioned season.