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Trail Blazers Christmas Gifts: Mean Terry Stotts

The Blazers might need a little shot of ornery to make it through a tough season.

NBA: Portland Trail Blazers at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Christmas, Portland Trail Blazers fans! Today Blazer’s Edge is celebrating the holiday in the form of the worst Christmas Song ever written. The staff has compiled a list of gifts suitable for the team, and we’re running them down in 12 posts...with not a partridge or a leaping lord anywhere to be seen. We hope you enjoy the holiday and help us reflect on good wishes for the Blazers!

On the second day of Christmas, true fans give to the team...

Temper Tantrum Stotts

Head Coach Terry Stotts has been more on edge this year than usual. His worry lines often increase as the season progresses, but this season he was in full “Might Be Screwing Up March” mode by the second week of November. A .452 winning percentage from a supposed contender will do that to you.

This year we’ve seen Stotts go off on refs, earning his first ejection. We approve of the intensity, the verve, the sign that somebody still cares when the team doesn’t play great. The Blazers have been nice, suave, and accomplished for several seasons, proud of themselves for overachieving. A little mean, nasty frustration will go a long way. Perhaps it’s time the key members of the organization adopt that attitude as well. Stotts’ Grinchly energy is welcome, and we’d be glad to gift the Blazers more of it.