Blazers common supervisor Neil Olshey said last week that the group was conducting a “very expansive, various search” for its subsequent head coach, and that there have been “anyplace from 20 to 25 candidates.”
D’Antoni, 70, is in his first season as Steve Nash’s assistant in Brooklyn after spending the earlier 4 seasons because the Rockets‘ head coach. The 2-time NBA Coach of the Yr has a profession 672-527 document in 16 seasons with the Rockets, Lakers, Knicks, Suns and Nuggets.
Stotts was the second-winningest coach in Portland franchise historical past, together with eight consecutive playoff appearances — the longest streak within the league. He was 402-318 in his 9 seasons as Blazers coach.
Stotts led the Blazers to an look within the Western Convention finals in 2019, and two extra journeys to the convention semifinals throughout his tenure in Portland. After a fourth first-round playoff exit in 5 seasons, Stotts and the Blazers mutually agreed to half methods on June 4.