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Blazers’ Coaches Wore Bow Ties in Game 2 for Video Coordinator Jon Yim

Yim, who was known to wear bowties for Wednesday games, is in the hospital recovering from a car accident.

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The entire Portland Trail Blazers coaching staff wore bow ties for Game 2 against the Denver Nuggets in honor of Jon Yim, the team’s video coordinator/developmental coach. Yim was in a serious car accident in Portland last week and is currently recovering in the hospital. Members of Yim’s family were also involved in the accident.

To show their support for Yim, who held a tradition to wear bow ties for Wednesday games, Portland’s coaches put on their own bow ties (via NBC Sports Northwest’s Dwight Jaynes):

“It was a pretty serious accident,” Coach Terry Stotts said. “They’ve all been in the hospital. I think Tabatha, his sister, was released yesterday. The rest of the family is still in the hospital. Jon had some physical damage but anyway, it was for Jon Yim. On Wednesday he would wear bowties to the games.

“I think the bowties are undefeated this year.”

Zach Collins spoke to the impact that Yim’s situation has had on the team:

“We miss him a lot. Obviously, we have guys who have stepped up and taken care of what his role was, but we miss just having him around. It kind of sucks he’s not here. We’re definitely playing for him a little bit.”

Head coach Terry Stotts provided an update on Yim Thursday afternoon:

Our best wishes go out to Yim and his family.