With the Blazers exiting the playoffs early and mutually parting ways with coach Terry Stotts, speculation about the future of the franchise continues to swirl.
“Several NBA teams — including those in the top markets — are already intensely monitoring this situation in Portland,” the pair of scribes write while adding that some front offices around the league are preparing trade offers should the Blazers choose to listen.
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Lillard said he’ll “miss’ Stotts as his coach and publicly declared his choice for Stott’s replacement.
Along with Kidd, ESPN analyst Jeff Van Gundy, Michigan’s Juwan Howard, Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups and Nets assistant Mike D’Antoni are said to be in the mix to replace Stotts.