Trail Blazers finalizing deal to hire Roy Rogers as assistant coach

Trail Blazers finalizing deal to hire Roy Rogers as assistant coach

Portland is finalizing a deal for Clippers assistant Roy Rogers to join Chauncey Billups’ new coaching staff, sources tell ESPN.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski/ESPN

ANALYSIS: Wojnarowski adds that Rogers will primarily focus on helping the Blazers defensively, which has been a team weakness in recent years. Rogers joins former Wizards head coach Scott Brooks as reported hires under new head coach Chauncey Billups. The 47-year-old has been an assistant on various NBA teams since 2013.

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