With Terry Stotts Gone, Who Will be the Next Head Coach for the Portland Trail Blazers in 2021-2022? Who are the Favorites to Coach Portland?
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2021 Trail Blazers Head Coach Search: List of Candidates
Full Story on Terry Stotts Officially Out as Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach
With Terry Stotts gone, now is the time for the Portland Trail Blazers to make a list of top candidates. In fact, the recognizable applicants could be qualified to become the team’s new head coach for the 2021-2022 Season. Portland decided to part ways with Stotts after nine seasons and a 402-318 record (22-40 in the playoffs). The Trail Blazers were recently knocked out of the first round by division rival Denver Nuggets. The team has now been bounced out of the first round in back-to-back seasons. Portland became the fourth team to make a coaching change this season. Earlier this week, the Celtics promoted Brad Stevens from the sidelines to President of Operations. The Atlanta Hawks let go Lloyd Pierce earlier in the campaign. Also, the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Ryan Saunders as head coach.
Terry Stotts’ Career with Trail Blazers
Stotts led the Trail Blazers to eight playoff appearances, including the 2019 Western Conference Finals. In fact, he guided Portland to three 50-win seasons during his tenure (2013-2014, 2014-2015 & 2018-2019). He is second all-time in franchise history in wins (402), only behind Jack Ramsay (453).
Before coming to Portland in 2012, he was an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2008-2012). Stotts won an NBA Championship with Dallas in 2011 when the team defeated the Miami Heat in six games. He also served as a head coach for the Atlanta Hawks (2002-2004) and Milwaukee Bucks (2005-2007).
What’s Next for the Portland Trail Blazers?
Now, many Trail Blazers fans might be wondering: Who is the leading candidate to replace Terry Stotts in 2021-2022? The top candidates listed in this article have prior coaching experience. In addition, those candidates have been on the coaching staff for at least five years. For the list of top candidates to replace Terry Stotts as Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach, please refer to the information below!
Possible Candidates to Replace Terry Stotts as Trail Blazers Head Coach
NOTE: HC=Head Coach, AC-Assistant Coach
- Tulsa 66ers HC (2009-2011)
- Cavaliers AC (2011-2013)
- Trail Blazers AC (2013-2019)
- Trail Blazers Associate HC (2019-Present)
Top Head Coach Candidates for Portland to Consider
- Spurs AC (2010-2012)
- Magic HC (2012-2015)
- Nets AC (2016-Present)
- Nets Interim Coach (2020)
- Cavaliers AC (2007-2010)
- Warriors AC (2010-2011)
- Grizzlies AC (2011-2013)
- 76ers AC (2013-2007)
- Hawks HC (2018-2021)
- Heat AC (2013-2019)
- Michigan HC (2019-Present)
- Suns HC (2003-2008)
- Knicks HC (2008-2012)
- Lakers HC (2012-2014)
- 76ers AC (2015-2016)
- Rockets HC (2016-2020)
- Nets AC (2020-Present)
Leading Candidate to Replace Terry Stotts as Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach
- Clippers AC (2020-Present)
- 5-Time NBA All-Star
- 2004 NBA Champion with Pistons
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