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Trail Blazers Coach Terry Stotts Likes New Offense, Defense Needs Help

The Trail Blazers coach addressed media following Portland’s preseason closer.

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Following the Portland Trail Blazers118-115 victory over the Sacramento Kings last night, concluding the 2018 Preseason Schedule, Head Coach Terry Stotts addressed media, summarizing the exhibition season. Stotts evidenced happiness with Portland’s offensive outlook and the ability to mix and match lineups. He appeared frustrated with the team’s defensive efforts.

The Blazers published the interview via Twitter, which you can view here.

In addition to evaluating the team’s overall performance, Stotts praised the work of Evan Turner as a play-maker with the second unit. He also name-checked Portland’s shooters and talked about creating tempo in transition this year.