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Lillard wants Blazers to step up pursuit of championship

July 16, 2021, 6:03pm Blazers

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. Read story

Blazers’ Damian Lillard isn’t publicly forcing his way out of Portland

July 8, 2021, 8:02pm Blazers

Damian Lillard sounds willing to give the Portland Trail Blazers another try under a new coach. Read story

Chauncey Billups talks to media after being announced as the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers at the team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore., Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Blazers ‘stand by’ hiring of Chauncey Billups as head coach

Chauncey Billups talks to media after being announced as the head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers at the team's practice facility in Tualatin, Ore., Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

June 29, 2021, 10:38pm Blazers

PORTLAND — 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 quarter-century ago. Read story

Chauncey Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star, was named head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday evening.

Blazers name Chauncey Billups new coach

Chauncey Billups, a five-time NBA All-Star, was named head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday evening.

June 27, 2021, 9:38pm Blazers

PORTLAND — The Portland Trail Blazers have hired Chauncey Billups as their new coach. Read story

Chauncey Billups is expected to be named the next head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, according to sources Friday, June 25, 2021.

Billups offered job as coach of the Trail Blazers

Chauncey Billups is expected to be named the next head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, according to sources Friday, June 25, 2021.

June 25, 2021, 11:13pm Blazers

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. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

Lillard explains reasons for deciding to play in Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) shoots in front of Houston Rockets forward Khyri Thomas during the second half on Monday in Portland.

June 17, 2021, 6:10pm Blazers

Damian Lillard has a whole slew of reasons why he decided to play for USA Basketball at this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. Read story

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Lillard tells USA Basketball he’s in for Olympics

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making a 3-point basket against the Denver Nuggets during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 16, 2021, 2:36pm Blazers

Portland guard Damian Lillard has told USA Basketball officials that he will play for the national team in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics, a person with knowledge of the decision said Wednesday. Read story

For the fourth season in a row Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Team, it was announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This is the third time in as many years he earned Second Team honors.

Jokic leads All-NBA team; Lillard a 2nd-team pick

For the fourth season in a row Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard was named to the All-NBA Team, it was announced Tuesday, June 15, 2021. This is the third time in as many years he earned Second Team honors.

June 15, 2021, 6:54pm Blazers

Denver’s Nikola Jokic was the runaway MVP this season, which made it a virtual certainty that he would also be an All-NBA first-team selection. Read story

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, June 4, 2021, ending a nine-year run that saw the team good enough to get to the playoffs — but not good enough to get past the first round in four of the last five seasons.

Blazers, Terry Stotts parting ways after 9 seasons

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, June 4, 2021, ending a nine-year run that saw the team good enough to get to the playoffs — but not good enough to get past the first round in four of the last five seasons.

June 4, 2021, 6:00pm Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers and head coach Terry Stotts parted ways Friday, ending a nine-year run. Read story

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

Blazers season comes to an end with 126-115 loss to Nuggets in Game 6

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic shoots over Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 6 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Thursday, June 3, 2021, in Portland, Ore.

June 3, 2021, 8:05pm Blazers

Nikola Jokic had 36 points and the Denver Nuggets eliminated the Portland Trail Blazers in six games with a 126-115 victory Thursday night. Read story