Monday, May 16, 2016
Money changes hands.
Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts agreed to a contract extension today, keeping him in Portland through at least the 2019-20 season. That season is entirely theoretical because the Earth will probably be completely inhabited by nonhumanoid entities, or at least that's what I think when I ponder the year "2020". I've been kind of quiet about the Blazers lately, but I have been pretty floored at what this young team has accomplished.
Stotts was what most would consider a typical "retread" coach who had had limited success in his previous head coaching stints in the NBA when he took over a tire fire of a Blazers roster after the disastrous lockout season of 2011-12. He had won praise in his recent work as an assistant up to that point, but still seemed like a "value" hire at the time. It's clear that he's done some impressive work with the Blazers, and it's great to be able to have him around for at least the bulk of Damian Lillard's contract. This season was fun and it seems like more fun times are ahead.
Mostly, though, I just wanted an excuse to post this awkward card, courtesy of COMC. Enjoy.