TL;DR news on Portland Trail Blazers at February 19, 2023

The Blazers' willingness to pay into the luxury tax, which carries steep financial penalties, is also a factor. But should he get his coaching wish, Lillard would still need to see the Blazers make moves to try and upgrade the roster, which was among the worst in the league on defense. Abbie Parr | Getty Images Olshey's future seems secure for now Until Stotts' departure, uncertainty about the Blazers' future went all the way up to the top. The Blazers will be navigating a new regional sports network partner, moving from NBC Sports Northwest to AT&T's Root Sports. It was the first major sports team in town, followed by Major League Soccer's Portland Timbers and National Women's Soccer League's Thorns FC. And most of all, if Lillard's loyalty will keep the Blazers business from crumbling. Even Lillard fueled speculation about his own future in Portland following the elimination loss to the Denver Nuggets. The Blazers were also healthy, with both big man Jusuf Nurkic and guard CJ McCollum back from extended absences because of injuries. Should the Blazers even consider entertaining the possibility of Towns in a Blazers uniform, they will have to evaluate what it would take to acquire him. It marked the fifth time in the past seven seasons that the Trail Blazers have failed to make it out of the first round of the postseason. Portland got knocked back on its heels in Games 2 and 3. Juwan Howard, Michigan Wolverines Head Coach The former Trail Blazer and NBA Champion found immense success already as the Michigan head coach, earning a No. Kaleb Canales, Indiana Pacers Assistant Coach Having received an endorsement from former Portland Trail Blazers LaMarcus Aldridge, Canales could be a candidate who makes sense for the team. News Installation begins on new gigantic wooden roof at Portland airport Updated: 2 hours ago| ByFOX 12 Staff Installation began this week on a massive new timber roof for the Portland airport. The Blazers won Game 4 in blowout fashion over the weekend, but bettors are confident that the Nuggets will bounce back.