Terry Stotts shared his vision for the Blazers, both offensively and defensively.

"Yes, I want to run. I want to shoot threes. And if we can score 100 points every night that's great. But to be successful, you have to do it on both ends of the floor," Stotts said. "I'm proud of what I can do offensively, and how I can help this team offensively, but make no mistake, I'm going to make sure the players know that defense is a priority."

Stotts will give his players freedom to create.

"Part of my offensive philosophy is trusting the players to make good decisions and giving them the freedom to play within a structure to make basketball plays," Stotts said. "I think the league is going more toward players making plays, and to do that, coaches have to give the reins up to give them freedom."