Terry Linn Stotts (born November 25, 1957) is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Stotts in 2015
|Portland Trail Blazers|
|Born||November 25, 1957|
Cedar Falls, Iowa
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||220 lb (100 kg)|
|High school||Bloomington North|
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|1980–1983||Montana Golden Nuggets|
|1985–1987||Étoile de Voiron|
|1990–1991||Albany Patroons (assistant)|
|1991–1992||Fort Wayne Fury (assistant)|
|1992–1998||Seattle SuperSonics (assistant)|
|1998–2002||Milwaukee Bucks (assistant)|
|2004–2005||Golden State Warriors (assistant)|
|2008–2012||Dallas Mavericks (assistant)|
|2012–present||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|As assistant coach:
After a playing as a forward in Europe and the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), where he was coached by 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 careerEdit
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. Stotts was a member of the 1976 Indiana All-Star Team.
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.
Stotts was a second round selection of the Houston Rockets in the 1980 NBA draft, but he could not 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 played for the team for three seasons. He then returned to Europe for several seasons, playing in Spain (CB Estudiantes) and France.
Early career with George Karl and the CBAEdit
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.
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. 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.
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.
Portland Trail BlazersEdit
The Portland Trail Blazers hired Stotts as their head coach on August 7, 2012. At the time, his NBA coaching record was 115–168. The Blazers went 33–49 in Stotts's first year, losing their final 13 games to drop out of the playoff race.
In Stotts's 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-beating three point shot by Damian Lillard to advance to the second round, but fell short to the eventual NBA champion San Antonio Spurs in the second round, ultimately losing in five games.
Despite losing four of his starters, including star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, in the off-season, Stotts's fourth season saw him lead the Trail Blazers to the second round, after defeating the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round. In the second round, Portland played the top-seeded Golden State Warriors to a very competitive five-game series, but eventually lost 4–1. On May 16, 2016, Stotts agreed on a contract extension with the Trail Blazers.
In the 2018–19 season, Stotts led the Trail Blazers to a 53–29 regular season record and their deepest playoff run in almost 20 years. Portland defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 4–1 and Denver Nuggets 4–3 in the first two rounds but were swept by the two-time defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the Conference Finals.
Head coaching recordEdit
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win–loss %|
|Playoffs||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win–loss %|
|Atlanta||2002–03||55||24||31||.436||5th in Central||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Atlanta||2003–04||82||28||54||.341||7th in Central||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Milwaukee||2005–06||82||40||42||.488||5th in Central||5||1||4||.200||Lost in First Round|
|Portland||2012–13||82||33||49||.402||4th in Northwest||—||—||—||—||Missed playoffs|
|Portland||2013–14||82||54||28||.659||2nd in Northwest||11||5||6||.455||Lost in Conference Semifinals|
|Portland||2014–15||82||51||31||.622||1st in Northwest||5||1||4||.200||Lost in First Round|
|Portland||2015–16||82||44||38||.537||2nd in Northwest||11||5||6||.455||Lost in Conference Semifinals|
|Portland||2016–17||82||41||41||.500||3rd in Northwest||4||0||4||–||Lost in First Round|
|Portland||2017–18||82||49||33||.598||1st in Northwest||4||0||4||.000||Lost in First Round|
|Portland||2018–19||82||53||29||.646||2nd in Northwest||16||8||8||.500||Lost in Conference Finals|
- "Terry Stotts". NBA. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "Terry Stotts". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- "1970s All Stars" (PDF). ibcacoaches.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 15, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017.
- Hawks Fire Kruger, Give Reins To Stotts. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Dec 27, 2002. News.google.com (December 27, 2002). Retrieved on 2015-11-09.
- "Bucks Hire Terry Stotts As Head Coach". NBA.com. July 8, 2005. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
- "Mavericks' aide Stotts get second interview with Portland". July 27, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2013.
- Terry Stotts named Trail Blazers head coach Archived August 10, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, August 8, 2012
- Oregon Local News – Blazers present Stotts with birthday gift; coaching award next?. Portlandtribune.com (November 5, 2015). Retrieved on 2015-11-09.
- "TRAIL BLAZERS, HEAD COACH TERRY STOTTS AGREE TO CONTRACT EXTENSION". NBA.com. May 16, 2016. Retrieved May 18, 2016.