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With Season Over, Trail Blazers Ready to Talk Terry Stotts Extension

Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN reports that the Blazers and their head coach will try to come to a multi-year agreement.

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Kevin Arnovitz of ESPN is reporting that, according to unnamed sources, the Portland Trail Blazers are ready to negotiate a multi-year extension with Head Coach Terry Stotts.

The Trail Blazers hold a team option for Stotts' services for next season, but sources say management and Stotts' representatives soon will explore a contract extension beyond 2016-17.

As Portland Tribune columnist Kerry Eggers reported earlier this year, Stotts' players have voiced public support for their coach. Eggers also pointed out that Stotts is represented by agent Warren LeGarie who also represents Trail Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.

The Blazers could theoretically pick up or decline the final option year on Stotts' contract this summer, employing him for a single season or releasing him.

Stotts has accumulated a 182-146 regular season record with the Blazers over four seasons, a winning percentage of .555. He has taken the team to the post-season in three of those years, accumulating an 11-16, .407 mark.