Terry Stotts

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Terry Stotts
Terry Stotts.jpg
Portland Trail Blazers
Head coach
Personal information
Born (1957-11-25) November 25, 1957 (age 57)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school Bloomington North
(Bloomington, Indiana)
College Oklahoma (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1980–1989
Position Forward
Coaching career 1990–present
Career history
As player:
1980 Squibb Cantù (Italy)
1980–1983 Montana Golden Nuggets (CBA)
1983–1984 CB Estudiantes (Spain)
1985–1987 Étoile de Voiron (France)
1988–1989 Chorale Roanne (France)
1989–1990 Sceaux Basket (France)
As coach:
1990–1991 Albany Patroons (CBA) (asst.)
1991–1992 Fort Wayne Fury (CBA) (asst.)
19921998 Seattle SuperSonics (asst.)
19982002 Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
20022004 Atlanta Hawks
20042005 Golden State Warriors (asst.)
20052007 Milwaukee Bucks
20082012 Dallas Mavericks (asst.)
2012–present Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards

As assistant coach:

As player:

Terry Stotts (born November 25, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball forward and the current head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. After a playing career in Europe and the Continental Basketball Association, where he played for George Karl, Stotts became a part of Karl's coaching staff on multiple teams in the CBA and NBA. He later got opportunities as a head coach for the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks, before helping the Dallas Mavericks win the 2011 NBA Championship as an assistant coach.

Early life and college career[edit]

Born in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Stotts grew up in Illinois, Wisconsin, Guam, and Indiana and graduated from Bloomington High School North in Bloomington, Indiana in 1976.[1][2]

Stotts was a starter in all his four seasons with the University of Oklahoma Sooners basketball team and was an Academic All-American selection in his junior and senior seasons and an All-Big Eight Conference selection in his senior season. He graduated from Oklahoma in 1980 with a B.S. in zoology and a Master's in Business Administration from Oklahoma in 1988 on a postgraduate scholarship from the NCAA.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Stotts was a second round selection of the Houston Rockets in the 1980 NBA Draft, but he couldn't find a place on the team. He began his professional playing career in Italy before joining George Karl's Continental Basketball Association (CBA) team, the Montana Golden Nuggets, in the early 1980s. He starred for the team for 3 seasons. He then returned to Europe for several seasons, playing in Spain (Estudiantes) and France.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Early career with George Karl and the CBA[edit]

After retiring as a player, Stotts joined Karl’s coaching staff as an assistant with the CBA’s Albany Patroons in 1990-91. During his first year, he helped lead the Patroons to an all-time CBA-best 50-6 record. Stotts then coached the CBA’s Fort Wayne Fury for one season before rejoining Karl as part of his staff on the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA. He then moved with Karl to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

In 2002, he decided to part ways with Karl and joined the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach. He was promoted to head coach 27 games into the season after Lon Kruger was fired.[3] Stotts led the Hawks to a 52-85 record before he was let go and returned to the assistant coaching ranks with the Golden State Warriors.

Milwaukee Bucks[edit]

In 2005, he became the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.[4] He guided them to the playoffs in his first season, but was fired towards the end of his second season on March 14, 2007.

Dallas Mavericks[edit]

He was hired as an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks shortly after Rick Carlisle was hired as head coach in September 2008. He was credited for coordinating the Mavericks' offense that was one of the most efficient in the league in 2010-11, when they won the NBA title.[5]

Portland Trail Blazers[edit]

The Portland Trail Blazers hired Stotts as their head coach on August 7, 2012.[6] At the time, his NBA coaching record was 115–168. The Blazers went 33-49 in Stotts' first year, losing their final 13 games to drop out of the playoff race. [7]

In Stotts' second season with the Trail Blazers, he coached the team to an overall record of 54-28. They beat the Houston Rockets in the first round of the NBA Playoffs with a buzzer beater three point shot by Damian Lillard, to advance to the second round. Though they fell short to the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the second round ultimately losing in five games 4-1.

Coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular season G Games coached W Games won L Games lost W–L % Win-loss %
Post season PG Playoff games PW Playoff wins PL Playoff losses PW–L % Playoff win-loss %
Team Year G W L W–L% Finish PG PW PL PW–L% Result
ATL 2002–03 55 24 31 .436 5th in Central Missed Playoffs
ATL 2003–04 82 28 54 .341 7th in Central Missed Playoffs
MIL 2005–06 82 40 42 .488 5th in Central 5 1 4 .200 Lost in First Round
MIL 2006–07 64 23 41 .359 (fired)
POR 2012–13 82 33 49 .402 4th in Northwest Missed Playoffs
POR 2013–14 82 54 28 .659 2nd in Northwest 11 5 6 .455 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Career 446 201 245 .451 16 6 10 .375

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