Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/15/12
What should PDX expect next season? The Portland Trail Blazers spent nearly the past five months without a permanent head coach, but with the news that Terry Stotts has been hired this offseason, the team is finally ready to get past the summer and hit the court in 2013. We won’t know exactly what this team is going to look like until the season tips off, but one thing we do know, is that the offense should look drastically different than it has the past few years. Run, Run, Run Nate McMillan was known in Portland for his slow-it-down, isolation style of basketball, and the team ran the slowest pace in the league on more than one occasion. Don’t expect this to be the case under Stotts. “I do want to play at a pace,” Stotts said in his introductory press conference. He wants to push the ball, look for quick—but good—shots and trust his players to make the right choices on the offensive end. A young team truly couldn’t ask for anything more. Next year’s Trail Blazers should be itch...
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