The Trail Blazers exited the postseason on Thursday following a disappointing 126-115 loss to the Nuggets in Game 6 of the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. Another early exit from the postseason could lead to significant changes in Portland in the offseason ahead. With that in mind, coach Terry Stotts commented on the speculation surrounding his job security in his postgame media availability.
The Athletic’s Jason Quick highlighted Stotts’ remarks following Thursday’s result.
“My job security? I’m under contract … I’m sure just like at the end of every year, we are all evaluated,” Stotts said. “The players, coaches, management, we are all evaluated. We will see what happens. At the end of the season, when you lose, everyone is evaluated. When we lost to New Orleans, got swept by New Orleans, we were all evaluated. So we will see what happens.”
The Blazers have made it to the NBA Playoffs in eight of the nine seasons with Stotts at the helm. In those eight postseason appearances, the Blazers exited in the first round on five occasions. In the regular season, Stotts amassed a 402-318 record during his time in Portland.