Head Coach: Terry Stotts
Team Icon: Clyde Drexler
D-League Affiliate: nada
Arena: Moda Center
Portland Winterhawks (WHL), Portland Thunder (AFL)
Once Portland was granted an expansion basketball team in 1970, they of course needed a name. And where do most team's get their name?
Do they come up with something themselves? Heck No! And so like most others they held a name-the-team contest for their new moniker.
The winning name by a landslide margin was Pioneers, but that was already in use as a nickname of a local college, so they decided to
go with the runner-up name in the Trailblazers.
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