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The Portland Trail Blazers started the season hot. They were 7-2 and had people thinking they might contend for the Western Conference title. Now they’re sitting at 20-23 and the team clearly isn’t happy with the way things are headed.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Blazers have fired head coach Nate McMillan. McMillan has been with the team for 7 years, going 266-269 during that team. For the last few years, the Blazers have been a team with a lot of talent and promise, but injuries keep getting in the way.
The Blazers also traded away Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby today, the day after a 42-point loss to the New York Knicks. It looks like they’re looking for a new beginning.
Assistant coach Kaleb Canales will be taking over as the interim coach.
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Nate McMillan lost control of his team in Portland, and now the front office has decided it was time for them to part ways with the coach after nearly six seasons together.
The Portland Trail Blazers have made the decision to part ways with Nate McMillan, it was announced today by Team President Larry Miller. McMillan will no longer serve as Portlands head coach. Assistant Coach Kaleb Canales has been named interim head coach.
Clearly the season to this point has not gone the way we had hoped it would and after talking with Nate we decided it...
The Portland Trail Blazers have fired coach Nate McMillan.
The Blazers announced the move on Thursday, one day after a 42-point loss to the Knicks in New York. Assistant coach Caleb Kanales will be the interim head coach.
The firing was first reported by Yahoo! Sports.
The Blazers have lost seven of their last 10 games to fall out of the Western Conference playoff race. The firing...
The Portland Trail Blazers fired head coach Nate McMillan Thursday, Yahoo! Sports reported.
News of McMillan's departure came shortly after the Blazers completed trades sending forward Gerald Wallace and center Marcus Camby out of Portland.
Assistant coach Kaleb Canales will take over the team on an interim basis, according to the report.
McMillan, 47, was in his seventh season...
The Portland Trail Blazers started an overhaul to the team Thursday, firing head coach Nate McMillan and trading away a pair of veteran players.The dismissal of McMillan came one day after the Blazers absorbed a 42-point beating at the hands of the New York Knicks - the team's seventh loss in nine games.“Clearly the season to this point has not gone the way we had hoped it...
The Portland Trailblazers started the 2011-2012 season 3-0 in an abbreviated December schedule. Since then their record has been progressively worse each each month. The Blazers finished January 9-9, were 6-8 in February, and are currently 2-6 in March. At the moment Portland is 20-23 and in 12th place in the NBA’s Western [...]
Nate McMillan has been fired by the Blazers, according to a source. McMillan has been the head coach of the Blazers since the 05-06 season. Kaleb Canales has been promoted to interim head coach of Portland.Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter)
Well today is not a good day to be a Blazer fan. First you trade away Gerald Wallace and Marcus Camby for prospects and...
Nate McMillan has been fired by the Blazers.
The Portland Trail Blazers are a team deep in the center of change. When a team tries to change its culture the first move made to facilitate that change starts with coaching.
So with that in mind, Nate McMillan was let go today. Team president Larry Miller, in a release issued by the team, made it perfectly clear what their intentions were today.
“Clearly the season to this...
With the arrival of spring just days away, the Portland Trail Blazers decided to conduct a rather extreme spring-cleaning on Thursday according to the “Oregonian“ as the team traded forward Gerald Wallace to the New Jersey Nets, center Marcus Camby to the Houston Rockets and fired head coach Nate McMillan in his seventh season running the team. Assistant coach Kaleb Canales...
The Portland Trail Blazers are moving on a day after making major changes.
The Trail Blazers fired coach Nate McMillan, waived former No. 1 selection Greg Oden and traded Marcus Camby and Gerald Wallace on Thursday.
Interim head coach Kaleb Canales, who is the youngest coach in the NBA at age 34, is still going through his same routine.
Before Friday's game against Chicago...
The Chicago Bulls credit their ability to play through adversity for making them stronger.
For the Portland Trail Blazers, continued problems cost coach Nate McMillan his job as the franchise underwent some big changes.
The Bulls aren't certain if they'll have star guard Derrick Rose available Friday night when they host the reeling Trail Blazers, who play their first game...
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Not only are the Trailblazers a terrible home team this season, but they may have given up on the season and are looking to the future, as they fired head coach Nate McMillan, traded away Gerald Wallace (13.3 ppg) and leading rebounder Marcus Camby, and the finally said goodbye to Greg Oden waiving the former #1 pick.
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The Portland Trail Blazers haven’t seen this much of a whirlwind of action in one day since Kevin Pritchard’s legendary draft day.
But the reaction to that day was optimistic, positive, hopeful.
Yesterday’s is a bit more head-scratching. There’s some optimism, be it veiled for the most part.
What did these trades really net the Blazers?
It seems like it rids the...