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Sources: Terry Stotts out as Portland Trail Blazers' head coach after nine seasons

After a fourth first-round playoff exit in five seasons, the Portland Trail Blazers and coach Terry Stotts mutually agreed to part ways on Friday, sources told ESPN.

Stotts leaves Portland as the second-winningest coach in franchise history, including eight consecutive playoff appearances -- the longest streak in the league.

Portland's season ended with an opening-round Game 6 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Thursday night.

Stotts led the Blazers to a berth in the Western Conference Finals in 2019, and two more trips to the conference semifinals in his nine seasons with Portland.