Blazers give coach Terry Stotts multi-year extension

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

Portland, OR, United States (4E Sports) – The Blazers have given head coach Terry Stotts a multi-year contract extension for an outstanding job the past two seasons.

General Manager Neil Olshey said the extension illustrates their confidence in Stotts as head coach.

Stotts led the Blazers to a 54-win season in 2013-14, marking the franchise’s largest improvement in its history and sixth-best record.

The Blazers also won their first playoff series in 14 years this past season, defeating the Houston Rockets in six games.

Stotts, 56, was named the NBA’s Western Conference Coach of the Month for November of this season after getting the Blazers off to a 13-3 start.

He has molded the Blazers 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 Blazers’ 106.7-point scoring average stands as the highest in 20 years (1993-94, 107.3 ppg).

Stotts compiled an 87-77 (.530) record in two seasons as Blazers coach.

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