With the Portland Trail Blazers heading in another direction by mutually parting ways with Terry Stotts, Damian Lillard took to Instagram to pay his respects. Lillard wrote: It was an amazing 9 years. Terry has been the only coach I’ve known as a pro and is a great person and coach. Thankful for the freedom he gave and trust he gave me from Day 1 and allowing me to grow into the player I am now. Change has always been hard for me and this is no different... I will miss Nate, jimbo, Oz, and Juice man... all great men before great coaches... hard to even think about them not being around and still living where we’ve made so many memories. Best wishes!