Latest Portland Trail Blazers News

Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

Jul. 16, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

Damian Lillard said Friday he has not requested a trade but wants the Portland Trail Blazers to be more urgent in their pursuit of a championship. The All-Star guard added that he expects to be with the Blazers next season, but made clear that he feels it needs to be with...

Blazers introduce Billups, 'stand by' hire amid criticism

Jun. 29, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers went into damage-control mode while introducing Chauncey Billups as their new coach Tuesday, amid questions about how they selected him over more experienced candidates and how sexual assault allegations were lodged against him nearly a...

Billups gets first chance as head coach with Trail Blazers

Jun. 28, 2021 00:24 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach. Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star over a 17-year playing career, has never been a head coach. He has served as an assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers for the past...

AP Source: Billups offered job as coach of the Trail Blazers

Jun. 26, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

The Portland Trail Blazers have settled on Los Angeles Clippers assistant Chauncey Billups as their new coach but the deal has not been finalized, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...

Blazers hope to begin coach candidate interviews this week

Jun. 07, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

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...

Close games between Suns-Nuggets foreshadow playoff drama

Jun. 06, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA playoffs are just a few weeks old but excuse the Phoenix Suns and Denver Nuggets for feeling like several months have passed in terms of drama. If the regular-season series between these two teams is any indication, there's more of it on the...

Trail Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons

Jun. 05, 2021 00:39 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — No team in the NBA has a longer active streak of postseason appearances than the Portland Trail Blazers, who have gotten there in each of the last eight seasons. That wasn’t enough to save Terry Stotts, and Portland will have a new coach next...

Nuggets overcome injuries to reach Western Conference semis

Jun. 04, 2021 03:10 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With several key injuries, the Denver Nuggets tuned out the skeptics heading into the playoffs. Third-seeded Denver bested the Portland Trail Blazers in six games to survive the first round and advance to the Western...

Nuggets eliminate Trail Blazers in Game 6 with 126-115 win

Jun. 04, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets were undaunted, even when down 14 points in the third quarter and facing an antagonistic Portland crowd. Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory...

The Latest: Nuggets, Avalanche arena OK for full capacity

Jun. 03, 2021 13:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ball Arena in Denver has been approved to return to full capacity for the next round of the NBA and NHL playoffs providing fans wear face coverings. ...