Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/20/13
Getting the Job Done When you think of the Portland Trail Blazers, who comes to mind? LaMarcus Aldridge? Damian Lillard? Nicolas Batum? Chances are, you don’t think about Terry Stotts without being prompted, but the truth is that his system is a big reason why those offensive stars have earned such praise. Through 11 games, the Blazers are an impressive 9-2. That doesn’t happen by accident, and while a favorable schedule deserves some credit, so does the offensive mindset that Stotts has instilled in all of his players. The year is still young, and there’s plenty of ball yet to be played; but if the early showing is any indication, Stotts and his crew will be in it when the season comes to an end. The Good Play to the Roster Many coaches across the league — especially those who are relatively new to their respective organizations — are guilty of trying to mold their players to their system. Stotts has never been shy to admit he likes three-pointers, but he’s been more than willing t...
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