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Portland Trail Blazers (31-21)

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Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Portland Trail Blazers are compiling a list of possible candidates to replace coach Terry Stotts and general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that he hopes to start conducting a first round of virtual interviews this week.

Rumors swirled this weekend about possible candidates after Stotts was fired Friday, a day after the Blazers were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the opening round of the playoffs, but Olshey said the team is still preparing the list to give to team owner Jody Allen.

"We're running a very expansive, diverse search. We'll probably have anywhere from 20 to 25 candidates in there with biographical data, background, intel, impact studies, coaching records, playing records, etc., so that we all are speaking the same language as we vet these candidates," he said. "I have not reached out to any teams or agents to request permission to conduct formal interviews until we've had a chance to review all those materials."

Points: Damian Lillard28.8
Rebounds: Enes Kanter11.0
Assists: Damian Lillard7.5
FG%: Enes Kanter60.4%
Steals: Robert Covington1.44
Blocks: Robert Covington1.19
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.3 (23)
Rebounds: 45.4 (21)
Assists: 24.9 (16)
FG%: 47.3% (25)
FT%: 78.7% (25)
3P%: 37.2% (20)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 116.1 (5)
Rebounds: 44.5 (12)
Assists: 21.3 (30)
FG%: 45.3% (23)
FT%: 82.3% (3)
3P%: 38.5% (6)
Northwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Utah 52 20 .722 --
x-Denver 47 25 .653 5.0
x-Portland 42 30 .583 10.0
Minnesota 23 49 .319 29.0
Oklahoma City 22 50 .306 30.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
4/28/2021 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/19/2021 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
4/13/2021 TJ Leaf Signed as Free Agent Two-way contract
4/8/2021 Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/25/2021 Norman Powell Traded for Gary Trent Jr. and Rodney Hood
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