Pau Gasol will become part of the technical staff of the Portland Trail Blazers, a team that cut the Catalan center for the prolongation of their problems in the left foot. The Oregon franchise coach, Terry Stotts, announced it after the team's defeat in his visit to the Los Angeles Clippers (117-97).
Stotts said that Catalan will join his staff when he returns from Spain, where he recovers from the injury that has prevented him from debuting this season.
"When Pau returns to Portland, the plan is to be part of our coaching staff," said the coach on Gasol, who will serve as an assistant coach and travel with the team as another member of the technical team.
The incorporation of Gasol will depend on the progress in its recovery, since the player is totally focused on forgetting the injury and no deadlines are set for joining the Blazers staff.
Stotts said that “Pau is an exceptionally intelligent player, he is a guy who will enter the Hall of Fame and can be a mentor for all players. In the time he has been recovering, he has been involved with the team, talking with the players, giving advice. ”
Terry Stotts says Pau Gasol will join Portland’s coaching staff once he returns from Spain.
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Therefore, he considers “that he can help from a point of view of being a mentor”, since “Pau is able to talk with many players on many different topics. You can talk to people like Hassan Whiteside or Damian Lillard about leadership issues or internal issues. ”