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's a three-year deal, which includes a team option. The Blazers picked up a team option for next season, extended a second year and added a team option for the third year of a deal that could keep Stotts in Portland through the 2016-17 season.
Stotts, in his second season with the franchise, masterfully directed the team through a quick two-year rebuild, transforming it into one of the best in the Western Conference. With an entertaining, free-flowing offense that relies on movement, crisp passing and teamwork, the Blazers blossomed into one of the NBA's best offenses and one of its most enjoyable to watch under Stotts.
The Blazers won 54 regular season games in 2013-14 and reached the Western Conference semifinals, beating ...