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Wojnarowski: Billups & Howard Among Blazers’ Coaching Candidates

Following Terry Stotts’ exit, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed a list of four potential candidates for the Trail Blazers’ vacant head coach spot.

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Shortly after the announcement of Terry Stotts’ departure from the Trail Blazers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski delivered a short list of potential candidates for Portland’s now-vacant head coach position. According to Wojnarowski, four candidates are on the initial list.

Here is the quartet that Wojnarowski revealed Friday evening:

Among candidates expected to be considered for the Blazers opening, sources tell ESPN: Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups, Jeff Van Gundy, Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni, and Michigan’s Juwan Howard.

Chauncey Billups is a name that has consistently popped up in rumors regarding the Blazers. Jeff Van Gundy, who is best known for his work as a commentator in the past decade, last coached an NBA game in the 2006-07 season with the Rockets. Juwan Howard, who suited up for the Blazers in the 2009-10 season, is currently the head coach of the men’s basketball program at the University of Michigan.

If Wojnarowski’s list is accurate, everyone in Rip City can breathe a collective sigh of relief that Jason Kidd’s name was not included.