The Portland Trail Blazers are coming off one of the most surprisingly disappointing seasons in franchise history, and while there is certainly going to be a learning curve for such a new team, 2013 should mark the beginning of a new era in Rip City basketball.
The days of Brandon Roy and Nate McMillan are long gone. Terry Stotts is set to take over, and with an All-Star in LaMarcus Aldridge, a potential second option in Nicolas Batum and a Rookie of the Year candidate in Damian Lillard, the newly hired head coach has a few weapons at his disposal in his early days with the team.
Stotts may not have the track record of a winning head coach, but he brings with him championship experience from the Dallas Mavericks.
This team needs guidance during the beginning stages of their current rebuild, and with the right personnel in place they should be ready to get back on track in 2013.