Terry Stotts on the hot seat in Portland?
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports noted that Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts' job may be in jeopardy.
"Portland has plunged steeply in March, having dropped 10 of 15 games and stationed in play-in territory as the No. 7 seed. It’s a disheartening period that will likely end up costing coach Terry Stotts his job, a position he’s held for nearly a decade," Haynes wrote.
Stotts has helmed the Trail Blazers since 2012-13, posting a winning record in seven of nine years (including 2020-21). Throughout Stotts' tenure in Portland, he has a 394-316 record (.555 winning percentage) in the regular season, and a 20-36 record (.357 winning percentage) in the postseason.
But Portland has recently sputtered this season, going 5-10 in April and falling to seventh in the Western Conference. The Blazers have the sixth-best offensive rating (116.6 points per 100 possessions) and second-worst defensive rating (116.4) in the NBA.