Rumor: Portland Trail Blazers to Fire Head Coach

The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to relieve long-time head coach Terry Stotts of his duties this upcoming offseason, according to The Atheltic's Shams Charania

Stotts joined the Blazers back in 2012 after being an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks. According to the report, the support towards Stotts from the Blazers players has decreased a tremendous amount this season and Damian Lillard and company would benefit from a new voice for next season.

Stotts is the fourth longest tenured head coach in the NBA, coaching to a record of 394-316 over his nine seasons with the team. He's only managed to take them to the Western Conference Finals one time back in 2019, and even though the Blazers have made the playoffs seven straight seasons, the playoff success hasn't followed which is wearing on ownership.

The Blazers appear destined for the play-in tournament out of the West and if they don't win a 'Chip this season, expect changes behind their bench come next season's opening tip.

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