Terry Stotts Hired As Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach

The Portland Trail Blazers have finally found their new head coach, as the team announced Tuesday they have hired Terry Stotts to be the 14th coach in franchise history. Stotts had been an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks since 2008.

"Terry is one of the elite offensive minds in the NBA, has extensive experience with multiple organizations and was instrumental in the Dallas Mavericks winning the 2011 NBA Championship," Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said in a team statement. "He understands the vision for the future of the franchise, appreciates the process involved and will create an environment on the court that will produce championship habits."

Stotts has been an NBA head coach twice before, serving with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2005 to 2007 and coaching the Atlanta Hawks from 2002 to 2004. He has a 115-168 career coaching record.

"I'm very pleased to be a part of a great franchise in a beautiful city with such a proud history," Stotts said. "I look forward to working hard with Neil and our players toward the ultimate goal of bringing another championship to Portland."

For more on the Blazers, head to Blazers Edge.

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