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Terry Stotts Pens Goodbye to the Blazers & Rip City

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Following his departure from his post with the Trail Blazers, coach Terry Stotts delivered a thoughtful response to the organization and the fans in Portland.

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Terry Stotts and the Portland Trail Blazers officially parted ways last night.

In his final address to the Rip City community, the outgoing coach penned a thank you letter calling out everyone who had impacted his life and career over the past nine years.

Stotts paid tribute to the late Paul Allen, Neil Olshey and Jody Allen, his staff, the Blazers organization, the 71 players he’s coached and the fans.

Below is an excerpt from the letter.

Being the Head Coach of the Trail Blazers has been a life changing experience. There have been so many special memories that my wife, Jan, and I will always cherish; memories involving wonderful people and lasting friendships. We thoroughly enjoy living in Portland and all that Oregon has to offer. We are proud to call Portland home.

Thank you RIP CITY. Stay safe and be well

The good times and memories will last forever.

Keep Portland Weird.

Terry and Jan Stotts

You can read the full letter here.