New year, new coach, within a project that is once again committed to maintaining its foundations. An apparent dichotomy that writes the opening lines of the 2021-22 season in Portland.
Terry Stotts’ stage ended up collapsing this summer between defensive inoperability, lack of response in the playoffs and certain looks of suspicion at the general manager Neil Olshey that, so far, have not materialized in anything important.
In his debut as head coach In the NBA, Chauncey Billups will face a double challenge. First, those that point directly to the team’s sporting goals. And, second, the risk that the first season of his tenure will end with a potential dismantling of the roster that opens the doors to reconstruction and, consequently, to an indeterminate odyssey through the desert.
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