Not even 24 hours removed from a sweep in the first round and the coaching rumors are already flying. Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts may be relieved of his duties according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
The mumurs have already started In coaching circles that 10 consecutive playoffs defeats will cost Terry Stotts his job in Portland, but league sources say Orlando would register immediate interest in Stotts if he becomes available
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) April 22, 2018
The 3-seed Portland Trail Blazers were swept in convincing fashion by the New Orleans Pelicans, a disappointing finish for a team in Portland that appeared to have turned a corner as a team. Instead, they sit at home to watch the rest of the playoffs much earlier than anticipated. The sweep means that the Blazers have lost ten consecutive playoff games including back to back first round sweeps. Last year they were dispatched by the eventual champion Golden State Warriors.
Orlando is one of the teams looking for a new head coach. They fired Frank Vogel back on April 12 after another season of poor growth. The Magic have not been to the playoffs since the 2011-2012 season when Dwight Howard and Jameer Nelson were still together.