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Today, we introduce the Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year
Terry Stotts, Portland Trail Blazers Head Coach
Congratulations to Trail Blazers @trailblazers head coach Terry Stotts for winning a 2019 Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year award. He's the first Blazers coach to receive the honor since Rick Adelman in 1992 #Trailblazers #ORSportsAwards @NBCSNorthwest pic.twitter.com/RTo3jTSx8E— Oregon Sports Awards (@ORSportsAwards) July 25, 2019
Stotts should not need much of an introduction to people in the Pacific Northwest. As the Portland Trail Blazers head coach, he has been instrumental to the team's recent success, making the NBA playoffs during six of the seven seasons in Rip City. With a record of 345-264, Stotts is currently second on the Blazers coaching wins list (and tenure), just behind legendary Hall of Famer Jack Ramsey, the man on the bench during Portland's 1977 championship run. This past year, he helped lead Portland to the West's third seed and a Western Conference Finals appearance, their first since 2000.
Oregon Sports Awards: Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year - Terry Stotts originally appeared on NBC Sports Northwest