All-Time Greats: Bill Walton, Lionel Hollins, Maurice Lucas, Clyde Drexler, Damian Lillard, CJ McCollum
Portland Trail Blazers Tickets
The Portland Trail Blazers are a professional sports franchise that was an expansion team of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1970. The team's name is derived from the Lewis and Clark Expedition that ended just outside Portland. Their nickname, Blazers, became catchy when the media and the fans adopted it. Upon joining the NBA, they were in last place in the division in their inaugural four seasons, in fact, they completed a dismal last place in five of the first six seasons. But it was not all bad due to drafting Sidney Wicks. He was drafted in 1971 and was a perennial All-Star in four consecutive seasons. The Trail Blazers made a significant turnaround during the 1976–77 season, when they posted their first winning record, 49-33. With their newfound success, they were able to win their first and only NBA championship. Today, they’re trying to recapture the spark of their 1977 championship season. Get your Portland Trail Blazers tickets at StubHub today.
Where do the Portland Trail Blazers play?
Today, the Trail Blazers play their home games at the Moda Center. The Moda Center is a multipurpose arena that opened its doors in the fall months of 1995. Its original name was the Rose Garden. It also houses WHL’s Portland Winterhawks. In addition to the NBA and WHL (Winter Hockey League), the Moda Center maintains its iconic posture as a major landmark in Portland. It hosts family shows, concerts and a variety of sporting events. It has also hosted the 2005 U.S. Figure Skating Championships along with the men’s NCAA basketball tournament on a couple of occasions. History was made when David Bowie and Nine Inch Nails performed in the Moda Center’s first concert on Oct. 25, 1995.
What conference do the Portland Trail Blazers play in?
The Portland Trail Blazers play in the Western Conference. The conference is loaded with NBA talent featuring such teams as the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz, Houston Rockets and the up-and-coming New Orleans Pelicans. The Blazers have held their own over the past few years. They have pushed the perennial powerhouse Golden State Warriors to bring out their best to beat them. In addition, the Blazers have maintained their core players and continue to mark their territory.
Who is the Portland Trail Blazers’ head coach?
Terry Stotts is the head coach. He has established himself as a "player’s" coach by transitioning from the frontcourt being the centerpiece of the offense to the backcourt being the stars of the team. This transition is what the players wanted, and it has paid dividends. He has been the head coach since 2012, and the Blazers continuously remain relevant to this day.
Who are some notable players from Portland Trail Blazers?
During the original years, the Blazers were blessed with the presence of Bill Walton, Lionel Hollins and Maurice Lucas. This trio brought the team to prominence. They may have had a little bit of a drought from those days, but the Portland Trail Blazers can have confidence knowing that the duo of Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum are looking to build on the shoulders of these Rip City giants.
Who are the Portland Trail Blazers' rivals?
Any devoted basketball fan would likely be excited about seeing the Blazers play the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, and definitely the Philadelphia 76ers. Rip City mania is real! The Blazers need maximum attendance to win big.Back to Top