CEO podcast Transportation Matters: Martin Daum talks with Terry Stotts, NBA head coach Portland Trail Blazers

December 2019

Stuttgart – In the fourth episode of Transportation Matters, the CEO podcast of Daimler Trucks & Buses, it’s all about being a leader, either on the court of professional basketball or in business. Martin Daum talks to Terry Stotts, head coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, a professional NBA basketball team. They discuss the parallels of coaching a professional NBA basketball team and running a business. Why do you need both a strong bench and stars who can make the difference? Coach Stotts also provides some insights on what he tells his team in a timeout or during the halftime break - and what made Dirk Nowitzki a unique leader.

Coach Stotts is currently in his eighth season with the Blazers. Previously he worked either as an assistant coach and head coach for five different NBA teams – including the 2011 NBA champion Dallas Mavericks.

About the Podcast of Daimler Trucks & Buses

Transportation Matters is the first Daimler Trucks & Buses CEO Podcast about the commercial vehicle industry. Martin Daum, Member of the Daimler AG Board of Management responsible for Trucks & Buses, talks to international guests about social implications of the freight business and the current technological developments in the truck and bus industry. The first season of Transportation Matters consists of five episodes that will be broadcast in English or German on the first Wednesday of each month.

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    Terry Stotts, Head Coach of the Portland Trail Blazers, guest at the podcast-talk Transportation Matters
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    CEO Podcast Transportation Matters with Martin Daum and Terry Stotts
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    Martin Daum talks with Terry Stotts about leadership