Report: Mavericks close to adding former Nuggets coach Melvin Hunt

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle has an impressive coaching tree, with former assistants Terry Stotts and Dwane Casey holding head coaching jobs in Portland and Toronto, respectively. This time around, it sounds like Carlisle is ready to bring in an outsider to be his lead assistant for the upcoming season. Here's more from Marc Stein at ESPN.com:Former Denver Nuggets...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Blazers need to run more?

For the last few seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers have had one of the league's most efficient halfcourt options. With stars like Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge, and shooters like Wesley Matthews, maybe that shouldn't come as much of a surprise.Still, despite the halfcourt prowess of the Blazers, would make sense for head coach Terry Stotts to encourage his team to push the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers assistant David Vanterpool interviews for Nuggets head coaching job

You can say this about the Denver Nuggets search for a new head coach: they are certainly being thorough.This time around, the Nuggets interviewed David Vanterpool, an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers. Here's more from Real GM:  "David Vanterpool interviewed for the Denver Nuggets’ head coaching job. Vanterpool is currently an assistant coach with the Portland...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nuggets Interview Blazers Assistant for Head Coaching Job

The Denver Nuggets’ search for a new head coach has included some familiar faces, but the franchise added one largely unknown name to the chase. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool interviewed for the job. Wojnarowski notes Vanterpool’s appeal: Vanterpool has developed a strong reputation for his work with All...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Blazers' David Vanterpool Interviews For Nuggets' Job

David Vanterpool interviewed for the Denver Nuggets’ head coaching job. Vanterpool is currently an assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers under Terry Stotts. The Oklahoma City Thunder hired Vanterpool as director of player personnel in 2010, a role that had him on the front-office fast track until his desire to coach led him to the Blazers in 2012. While Vanterpool isn’t...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Stotts: It all 'unraveled' once Wes Matthews got hurt

For much of the 2014-15 regular season, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the league's best teams by nearly every measure. Under head coach Terry Stotts, Portland found a way to shore up their defense while maintaining an offensive style that led to plenty of success. With Damian Lillard and LaMarcus Aldridge leading the way, the Blazers looked like a real threat to emerge...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: Grit N’ Grind to Cloud Nine?

It seems like every year in the NBA I find a new secondary team to root for.  Sure, I’ve been an Atlanta Hawks fan since the early 90’s and my faith in them never fades.  Except during those Lon Kruger/Terry Stotts years.  Those were some rough times in the ATL.  But outside of the Hawks,... The post Memphis Grizzlies: Grit N’ Grind to Cloud Nine? appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Initial Off-Season Thoughts

Unfortunately for the basketball-crazed city of Portland, the season is over. Just like any basketball season, this one was full of ups and downs and they will all be covered and talked about over and over again in the coming months. This is going to be a very busy off-season for the Blazers. It is bound to be filled with ups and downs. Below are some of my initial thoughts concerning...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Stotts on elimination: 'There is really no thinking past today'

The Portland Trail Blazers avoided a sweep by winning Game 4, but elimination is still staring at them right in the face. As coach Terry Stotts said after the crucial victory:"You have days off in between and you have to do whatever you can to win that game. Because there is not a game after that if you don't win, so the mindset for players and coaches is to do whatever it takes...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Major Adjustments Needed As Portland Trail Blazers Head Home For Game 3

I don’t think I’m breaking any news here when I say that the first two games of the Portland Trail Blazers opening round playoff series against the Memphis Grizzlies could have gone a little better for Terry Stotts and his crew. In fact, one might even argue that, with the possible exception of the first quarter of Game 2, both games were an unmitigated disaster from start to...
Via Oregon Sports News
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers' sign in locker room: 'We don't lose to Spanish players'

The Portland Trail Blazers have come under fire for having a laminated card in their locker room with the phrase "We don't lose to Spanish players." The card was seen by reporters before the Blazers' 100-86 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. One of the Grizzlies' star players is one of the most prominent Spanish players in the NBA --€“ All-Star center Marc Gasol. "I don't...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Mavericks Preview

Getting healthy is the main focus for the Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks, who both are locked into their respective playoff seeds in the Western Conference. Blazers coach Terry Stotts is hoping LaMarcus Aldridge will be able to play when Portland visits Dallas in the regular-season finale Wednesday night. Aldridge has a left foot sprain that has kept him out of the last...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Grizzlies Preview

The Portland Trail Blazers' run as one of the hottest teams in the NBA has screeched to a halt following one of their most inexplicable losses of the season. Recent history doesn't hint toward the Trail Blazers turning their fortunes around against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night, but they'll need to if they plan on avoiding their first four-game skid in more than a year...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Meyers Leonard Hitting Stride At Right Time For Portland Trail Blazers

When a player as valuable as Wesley Matthews goes down with a season-ending injury, it is vital for the supporting cast to step up. And not just the depth at his position; the likes of wing players Nicolas Batum and Arron Afflalo, in addition to backup guards Steve Blake and CJ McCollum … everyone. That means when Matthews tore his Achilles tendon, backup center Meyers Leonard...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Synergy Over Seeding For The Portland Trail Blazers Down The Home Stretch

Coming off of one the 2014-15 Portland Trail Blazers signature wins of the season, a (mostly) wire-to-wire 111-95 thumping of the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, it’s easy to get excited and immediately pull up the current NBA standings to see where the they now stack up. Sure, the results are predictable, one more tally mark in the win column, but, more importantly, it...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Ty Lawson is jealous of Arron Afflalo: Portland beefs up before trade deadline

Only two teams in the NBA last season called upon their go-to 5-man unit for more than 1,300 regular season minutes last season: Indiana Pacers and Portland Trail Blazers. Much like Indiana’s Big 5 and coach Frank Vogel’s reluctance to peel them off the hardwood, Portland’s traumatic bench forced then-second year head coach Terry Stotts to rely heavily on his best five guys...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers have same record as last year at the All-Star break

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Trail Blazers are 36-17, the same record they had at last year's All-Star break. But the feeling this time is more of relief than congratulation. After a fast start, with just four losses in the first 21 games, Portland was hit by injuries. Its starters have missed a combined 35 games. Still, the Blazers lead the Northwest Division and are tied for third...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Grades At The All-Star Break

The Portland Trail Blazers, along with the rest of the NBA, are headed to the NBA All-Star break. This is a great time for the team to regroup – just go home, relax, and see their families. This year’s All-Star break is a little longer than year’s past. Even after All-Star weekend, Blazers stars LaMarcus Aldridge and Damian Lillard will have a few days to relax instead of getting...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blazers' Lillard posts emotional response to All-Star snub

Portland coach Terry Stotts was not pleased commissioner Adam Silver on Friday selected Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins instead of Damian Lillard to replace injured Lakers star Kobe Bryant on the Western Conference All-Star team. "I don't understand why or how he was not voted to the team to begin with," Stotts said. "I don't understand why or how he wasn't named a replacement." Lillard...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Small Suns play big enough to hold off Blazers

PHOENIX -- Our latest basketball lesson was presented by coach Terry Stotts. "Dribble penetration is probably the most difficult thing to guard in the NBA today," Stotts said, "and those three are very good at it and scoring in this league when you get to the paint, when you can get into transition ... those teams tend to score well and now they got three guys who are very good at...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan's double-double helps Clippers beat Blazers, 100-94

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts cautioned that it's January, a little early for NBA regular-season games to be played with playoff intensity. Not too early for the Los Angeles Clippers, who admitted Wednesday night's game had a postseason feel, as they rallied during the final six minutes to beat Portland, 100-94. Jamal Crawford scored 25 points and the go...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Portland Trail Blazers Playing With Consistency (Part 1 Of 2)

The Portland Trail Blazers are the first team in the league to reach 30 wins. That is a huge accomplishment, but in the grand scheme of things, doesn’t mean a ton. There is a lot of basketball ahead of this team, 44 games to be exact, and a lot can change. I do not say that to diminish the success of this team, at all. But it is a well-established fact that the NBA season is a...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Budenholzer, Terry Stotts Named NBA Coaches Of December

Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks and Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers have been named the NBA Coaches of the Month for December, the league announced on Monday.
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez Breaks His Right Hand – What Do The Portland Trail Blazers Do Now?

The San Antonio Spurs decided to sit some of their key players Monday night while visiting the Portland Trail Blazers. Portland won the game 108-95, but suffered a huge loss in the process. Robin Lopez injured his shooting hand during the third quarter, hitting his hand on Boris Diaw while going for a rebound. After the game, head coach Terry Stotts confirmed that Lopez in fact broke...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Trail Blazers-Hornets Preview

Strong defensive play has helped key the Portland Trail Blazers' recent success, but they needed to rely on offense to extend the longest current winning streak in the NBA their last time out. The Blazers seek their ninth straight victory when they visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Portland (11-3) came into its latest contest having allowed 88.8 points per game in its...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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