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Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach Terry Stotts is a Heck of a Nice Guy

A charitable contribution highlights the character of Portland's lead coach.

Russ Isabella-USA TODAY Sports

Monday night's game between the Portland Trail Blazers and Milwaukee Bucks had an interesting side story, courtesy of Bucks television announcing crew Jim Paschke and Jon McGlocklin. Following the halftime intermission, the duo announced that Blazers head coach Terry Stotts had personally walked over to McGlocklin and handed him a check for the MACC Fund, Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer. Stotts served as an assistant coach in Milwaukee under George Karl, then filled the head coaching seat from 2005-2007. Despite departing the area, Stotts continues to support regional charities, apparently regularly, as McGlockin said he received a check personally from Portland's coach each year. Paschke emphasized Stotts' character, underlining his high position and pressure-packed priority list, touched that Stotts would remember and contribute.

Whatever else is said about Terry Stotts, it's become evident during his tenure in Portland that he's a thoughtful, compassionate person. The Blazers are lucky to have him as a member of their organization.

Video of the exchange between Paschke and McGlocklin: