Despite a disappointing season so far in Portland, there’s no reason to believe coach Terry Stotts‘ job will be in danger this spring, a source with knowledge of the situation tells Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Coming off the Trail Blazers‘ appearance in the Western Conference Finals a year ago, the team extended Stotts’ contract through the 2021-22 season.
This season, the Trail Blazers (26-33) are in danger of missing the postseason altogether. Even if they sneak in, they’re unlikely to win a series. However, major injuries to key contributors such as center Jusuf Nurkic, forward Zach Collins and forward Rodney Hood have played a significant role in Portland’s slide. Regardless of how the season ends for Portland, Stotts looks safe going forward, Amick says.
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