Apparently the owner didn't get along with the CEO and Assistant GM. Joerger and Hollinger may be the next ones to go. There's also a shadowy lawyer figure involved in this intriguing Vulcan-esque melodrama.
Even though the NBA is "technically" still going (I refuse to acknowledge it's existence after my team bowed out - not that I don't continue to watch), here is a look at the best free agent centers available for those teams to ensure their next season ends in finals glory! Note: None of these players will change that...maybe when we get to the small forwards...
Have always liked/respected Phil Jackson...just further proof the guy is a genius. Yes..I KNOW..not a current Blazer....
Must watch, though unfortunately the blazers aren't in it.....
Havent been a fan of Jason Quick over the years, but this is a good article by him addressing the Blazers bench players and summarizing how they all want to improve to make this team better.
Via CSNNW and Chris Haynes.
Cool team about why we have a lot to look forward to next year.
"Terry has done an outstanding job during his first two years with the organization," said Olshey. "This extension illustrates our confidence in him as our head coach as well as the Portland Trail Blazers’ continued commitment to building a model of consistency and stability." Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 54-win season in 2013-14, marking the largest improvement in franchise history and the sixth-best record all-time after the team went 33-49 the previous year. Portland won its first playoff series in 14 seasons, defeating the Houston Rockets in six games and setting up a Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the San Antonio Spurs. The postseason berth was the team’s first since 2010-11. "Portland is a unique and special place and I’m very proud to be the head coach of the Trail Blazers," said Stotts. "We started the process two seasons ago and laid the foundation for success. I look forward to the possibilities of the upcoming seasons." Named the NBA’s Western Conference Coach of the Month for November of this season after getting the Trail Blazers off to a 13-3 start, Stotts, 56, has molded Portland into one of the top offensive teams in the NBA, ranking among league leaders in scoring (fourth), free throw pct. (first), three-point pct. (10th), rebounds (first), assists (ninth) and turnovers (fifth) for 2013-14. The Trail Blazers’ 106.7-point scoring average stands as the highest in 20 years (1993-94, 107.3 ppg). Introduced as the franchise’s 14th head coach on August 7, 2012, Stotts has compiled an 87-77 (.530) record in two seasons at the helm in Portland. A 19-year coaching veteran, he previously served as an assistant coach with Dallas for four seasons from 2008-12, winning an NBA Championship in 2011. His NBA head coaching record with Atlanta (2002-04), Milwaukee (2005-07) and Portland (2012-present) is 202-245 (.452).
Season's over, so time to start becoming irrationally attached to this year's crop of prospects. Some interesting results from the combine. #DraftKyleAnderson