Aug 02

Quick: Head Coaching Search Down To Two

By caseyholdahl

And then there were, reportedly, two.

According to Jason Quick of The Oregonian, the search for Portland's next head coach has been narrowed to two, with interim head coach Kaleb Canales and Mavericks assistant and former Bucks and Hawks head coach Terry Stotts making the penultimate cut:
The Trail Blazers' head coach next season will either be Terry Stotts or Kaleb Canales, The Oregonian has learned, after general manager Neil Olshey on Wednesday informed Steve Clifford and Elston Turner that they are no longer finalists.

Olshey interviewed more than 10 candidates for the position, then interviewed four finalists in Portland on Monday and Tuesday. Joining the interviews in Portland were Bert Kolde, the head of the Blazers' board of directors, and Sarah Mensah, the team's chief operating officer who is head of the Blazers' business operations while the organization conducts a search for a president to replace Larry Miller, who resigned in July. Owner Paul Allen is attending the Olympics in London and it is unclear if and when he will interview one or both of the candidates.
No point trying to guess when the decision is going to be made, but it looks like we're in the final stages of the process. Training camp doesn't start for two months, so there's still plenty of time, though from the looks of it, more time won't be necessary.


  1. We should have interviewed Mike Malone

    by DamianLilard on 8/2/2012 11:25 AM
  2. Stotts look like Peyton Manning

    by DamianLilard on 8/3/2012 2:01 PM
  3. Canales wins by team vote.

    by mbmurr1 on 8/4/2012 7:11 PM
  4. I like keleb for coach he has the fire and he seems to really get the players going.we need new blood in the nba.and he's the guy who took over and ran with it.he was always fired up.he looks as though he really enjoys the game.go kaleb.

    by Slomoman32 on 8/5/2012 5:47 AM
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