The Portland Trail Blazers were first introduced to the rest of the NBA in 1970. Their first draft pick of the franchise, Geoff Petrie, would turn out to be one of the best Blazers players in their era.
He is just one of quite a few great players that have donned a Trail Blazers uniform.
The Blazers made the playoffs for the first time during the 1976-77 season. They finished with a 49-33 record in the regular season under Dr. Jack Ramsay, also his first season coaching the Blazers.
Portland would then go on to shock everybody, as they advanced throughout the playoffs. They swept the almighty Lakers in the Western Conference Finals. They faced Julius Erving and the 76ers in the Finals, with Philly taking the first games. The Blazers would then go on to win the next four games, successfully winning their first (and only thus far) championship of the team's history.
Portland has advanced to the Finals three times, winning just that lone championship. They have qualified for the playoffs 29 out of 41 total seasons, while advancing to the Western Conference Finals six times. The Blazers also made it to the playoffs for 21 straight seasons (1983-2003).
They sport an all-time record of 1,781-1,549 (53.5 percent).
The team played their home games at the Memorial Coliseum from their inaugural season to the 1995-96 season. They would then move to the Rose Garden Arena, and have been there since the initial move.
Many players have played for the Blazers franchise, but there are some that just stand out to me.