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Of Course the Blazers Should Go After Rick Carlisle

Another coaching job in the NBA has suddenly become available. More important for the Trail Blazers? That a coach the quality of Rick Carlisle isn't just on the open market, but has existing ties to Portland. Carlisle told ESPN on Thursday that he's resigned as head coach of the Dallas...
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Report: Blazers Discussed Contract Extension With Terry Stotts

The writing was on the wall for Terry Stotts' future with the Trail Blazers long before their season ended. Neil Olshey indirectly confirmed it during his inflammatory press conference a few days after Portland parted ways with Stotts, telling reporters that his departure came so soon after the Blazers' first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets because they wanted Stotts to immediately be available for other job openings across the league as they became available.
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Where Does Blazers' Job Rank Among Coaching Vacancies?

The Trail Blazers' coaching vacancy was one of just two across the entire league on June 4, when the team announced it had mutually agreed to part ways with Terry Stotts. Four additional openings have become available in the less than two weeks since, with more on the horizon as we get deeper and deeper into the playoffs.
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Report: Kevin Calabro Back as Blazers' Lead Broadcaster

Kevin Calabro's time away from the game didn't last long. The veteran play-by-play man is returning to the Trail Blazers next season as the team's lead broadcaster, according to John Canzano of The Oregonian, replacing Jordan Kent after just one season. Calabro left Portland in July 2020 after the season...
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Damian Lillard Narrowly Misses Out on All-NBA First Team

Damian Lillard actually had enough votes to earn First Team All-NBA honors for the second time in his storied career. Unfortunately for the Trail Blazers' superstar, he just happens to play the wrong position. The league announced All-NBA Teams for the 2020-21 season on Tuesday, with Lillard earning Second Team...
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Report: Blazers 'Internally' Discuss Trying to Poach Erik Spoelstra

The Trail Blazers' dream coaching candidate is very likely unavailable. As the team gets deeper into the search for Terry Stotts' successor, though, Portland is apparently broaching the idea of poaching Erik Spoelstra from the Miami Heat regardless – perhaps with the carrot of dual roles on the sidelines and front office.
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Damian Lillard Reportedly Commits to Team USA for Tokyo Olympics

Damian Lillard could certainly use a summer full of rest following the most exhausting season of his nine-year NBA career. The five-week gap between the end of the Trail Blazers' season and start of USA Basketball training camp, though, is apparently enough of a break from the rigors of competitive basketball.
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Report: Blazers to Interview D'Antoni, Billups, Hammon This Week

The Trail Blazers are taking another major step – or three – toward finding their next head coach. Mike D'Antoni, Chauncey Billups and Becky Hammon, considered three of the leading candidates to succeed Terry Stotts on the sidelines, will be interviewed by Portland this week, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Robert Covington Gets Huge Splints Removed From Broken Nose

Easily lost amid widespread frustration and disappointment from the Trail Blazers' first-round loss to the Denver Nuggets was the impact of Robert Covington. In a series Portland never quite managed to sustain extended stretches of two-way rhythm, he was arguably the departed Terry Stotts' most consistent offense-defense performer. Covington's 15...
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Report: Becky Hammon Among Five 'Initial Candidates' for Blazers Job

Becky Hammon's name was conspicuously absent from a full week's worth of rumors about the search for the Trail Blazers' next head coach. Not anymore. Hammon, an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, is among five "initial candidates" for Portland as the team looks to find Terry Stotts' successor, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
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C.J. McCollum on Trade Rumors: 'I Signed Up for This Life'

C.J. McCollum, for better or worse, knows exactly where he stands as the Trail Blazers face their biggest collective crossroads since LaMarcus Aldridge left town in 2015. With evidence mounting that Portland's core isn't good enough to compete for a championship and his three-year, $100 million extension kicking in next season, McCollum has increasingly been the subject of trade rumors and proposals since the Blazers were eliminated from the playoffs. Not just from league analysts or opposing fans who hope to see him wearing another uniform, either. Many fans in Rip City have called for McCollum to be dealt, too.
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Jusuf Nurkic Announces Engagement to Girlfriend Emina Duric

Jusuf Nurkic is facing at least some degree of uncertainly this summer regarding his playing future. But as he deals with the Trail Blazers' coaching search and the possibility, no matter how slim, of continuing his career elsewhere, Nurkic's personal life seems more stable than ever. The Bosnian Beast on...
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ROOT Sports Actively Seeking Streaming Rights for Blazers Games

The Trail Blazers justified leaving NBC Sports Northwest and the network's vast majority of employees behind by stressing the move would allow the team's television reach to double. Conveniently ignored by Portland upon its announcement of a multi-year deal with ROOT Sports? That local fans who stream Blazers games on...
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Breaking Down Rumors About Portland's Coaching Search

The Trail Blazers' have been without a head coach for nearly a week. As more teams make changes on the sidelines, coaching rumors continue to swirl and Portland has reportedly trimmed its list to "seven or eight" candidates, here's where the Blazers' search for Terry Stotts' successor stands. The Favorite.
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Blazers Reportedly Narrow List of Coaching Candidates

Neil Olshey insisted on Monday that the Trail Blazers' coaching search had yet to begin in earnest. Just three days later, the list of potential candidates seems to have been significantly pared down. Portland is currently seeking permission from their incumbent teams to interview "seven or eight candidates" to become...
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Report: Mike D'Antoni has 'Serious Interest' in Blazers Job

The architect behind the "Seven Seconds or Less" Phoenix Suns and James Harden's rise into basketball's most unstoppable isolation playmaker doesn't exactly fit the mold of the defensive-minded coach Neil Olshey insists the Trail Blazers need after parting ways with Terry Stotts. On the other hand, Portland will certainly be hard-pressed to find a more accomplished, respected candidate for its coaching vacancy than Mike D'Antoni.