Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/8/12
Welcome To Rip City After months of waiting to hear who will finally replace ousted head coach Nate McMillan, Blazers fans are waking up Wednesday morning to hear that Kaleb Canales is not the official head coach of Rip City, but rather Dallas Mavericks’ assistant Terry Stotts. Here are some thoughts on the Portland Trail Blazers new hire: 1). A Trade Proposal McMillan for Stotts. That’s what this coaching change appears to be at the chagrin of many. For all of the Blazers fans that were calling for McMillan’s job title to be stripped last season, very few, if any, ever thought that Blazers would go in this direction. Initially, this move looks like a step down in the big picture. McMillan is part of the U.S. Olympic coaching staff and has held head coaching gigs with two franchises for at least five seasons. Should these accomplishments have kept McMillan employed with the Blazers? Not necessarily. That said, I do not think that was the move that anyone had envisioned in March, ...
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