Terry Stotts

Info & Stats:  Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach

All Topics: Summer League in Vegas | Observing in Las Vegas | Caleb Swanigan’s play in Vegas | Swanigan’s passing surprised him | Zach Collins in Summer League | Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum | Carmelo Anthony | Portland

July 20th 2017

Terry on what surprised him about Caleb Swanigan’s play in Vegas Summer League: “His passing.”



Apr 11th 2017

All Topics: 8th spot in the Western Conference | Shabazz Napier’s night | Ending vs. San Antonio | Teams confidence after beating Spurs without Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum | Best record in the NBA in March | Jusuf Nurkic trade | Damian Lillard being overlooked | Nurkic’s play in Portland | Nurkic is better than they expected | Nurkic injury | Roller coaster season |

Terry on the addition of Jusuf Nurkic: “He’s better than we anticipated.”



Nov 7th 2016

All Topics: Damian Lillard’s game vs. Dallas | C.J. McCollum stepping up yesterday vs. Memphis | Damian’s health | Lillard’s will | Lillard’s aspirations | 300th win | Success in a team sport | CBA days | Desire of today’s players

Terry on Damian Lillard’s hand injury: “He’s fine.”



Apr 29th 2016

All Topics: NBA Playoffs | Message to team before Game 5 vs. Clippers | Clippers are a prideful group | This teams growth | Adversity | Damian Lillard | His road walks | His coaching career | Working for Rick Carlisle in Dallas was great | Dwane Casey | Open discussion with Casey and Carlisle in Dallas |

Terry on Rick Carlisle in Dallas: “He was very open to us for coaching.”



Feb 17th 2016

All Topics: Team changing over the off-season | Organizational changes after LaMarcus Aldridge chose to sign with San Antonio | Building the team around Damian Lillard | Lillard not making the organization | Lillard’s leadership | Youth of the roster | Giving young players freedom on offense but not defense | Adversity | Close games | Trade deadline tomorrow | Social media | Trade deadline being tougher on players | Doesn’t think they will make a move | Golden State | Golden State is great for the game |

Terry on the NBA trade deadline: “I think it takes much more of a toll on players.”



Oct 7th 2015

All Topics: LaMarcus Aldridge leaving | Emotions of Aldridge leaving | Neil Olshey being prepared for LA’s departure | Mo Harkless | Roster | 11 former first round picks on the roster | His Canada vacation

Terry on the eleven former first round picks on his roster: “I think it speaks to the potential.”



Oct 3rd 2014

All Topics: Last season’s improvement | San Antonio handling them pretty easy in the playoffs | Attitude | Understanding we’re not a finished product | Returning 13 players from last season’s team | Going to a San Antonio practice back in the day | Turnover in the NBA | LaMarcus Aldridge’s 2013-14 Season | Aldridge took more ownership in the team last year | Aldridge’s contract | His contract extension |

Terry on attending a San Antonio practice back in the day: “It was almost like a basketball utopia.”



Apr 22nd 2014

All Topics: NBA Playoffs | Game 1 vs. Houston was a great game | Played extremely hard in Game 1 | LaMarcus Aldridge’s Game 1 | Aldridge’s leadership | Damian Lillard’s first playoff game | Lillard having no fear | Mo Williams’ leadership | Expects Houston to respond to Game 1 loss | Hack a Howard strategy | Doesn’t think Hack a Howard is necessarily bad for the game |

Terry on if Damian Lillard relishes the spotlight: “He does.”



Oct 3rd 2013

All Topics: Preseason games starting on Monday | Off-season additions to the team | This being the most talented roster he’s had as a head coach | Poor defensive team last season | Committing to the defensive side of the ball | Young players struggling on defense a lot of times | Rumors of LaMarcus Aldridge seeking a trade | Aldridge is in the prime of his career and wants to win | LaMarcus never demanded a trade | LaMarcus’ leadership skills | Damian Lillard, Mo Williams and CJ McCollum | McCollum’s game and makeup

Terry to Jim: “One of my bucket lists were to get on your show.”



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